Sunday, August 30, 2015

Poetry Sunday

One of the reasons I love poetry is that poems offer such a range of feeling and imagery. Sometimes they bring a feeling of peace, sometimes of joy, and sometimes they just make you stop and think deeper thoughts than we might otherwise have. This short poem by Dan Albergotti uses some unsettling imagery to describe feelings of loss ...

by Dan Albergotti 

In the lake, the cottonmouth. In the sea, the shark.
In the soil, the growing seed. In the tree, the lark.
In the dark, the insects’ call. In the light, the trust.
In the child, the weight of years. In the steel, the rust.
In the dust, the memory. In the air, your soul.
In my head, the unsaid words. In the diamond, coal.
In the hole, your polished box. In the earth, the quake.
In my blood, your vessel ran. In these lines, its wake.

Have a good day, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.



Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

Very effective rhyme, and unsettling!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Very effective poem. Sad, unsettling, evocative of thought.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

A good poem, with layers of meaning.

Mike said...

The weight of years is here.