Monday, March 30, 2009

Known and Un-Known

Free verse, written 3/27/09

"Ready?" Calls a voice well-known,
Though the face my eyes can't see.
The sky is wet and lined in rain,
But I only know that
Because a half-hidden lamp,
A lonely lamp, can see.


"Take my hand!" My own voice cries.
How alive is nature at night!
One aged hand, one trusting hand,
Intertwine as we run
Past a half-hidden lamp,
A forgotten lamp, that sees.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poem: Flooding

Written 3/23/09

Picayune matters,
Only trifles of life,
Build and build and build.

One day they shatter.
Droplets of rain
Drip and drip and drip.

I search for a ladder
As floods
Rise and rise and rise.

I fall as it clatters.
As water,
As anger,
As despair,
Drown me, drown me, drown me!

(Yes, I realize the last section is different... rrrg.)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poem: Unnamed

Written 3/5/09
A little more abstract, so don't feel bad if you don't get it... that's just my confused self writing deeper feelings that make no sense :)

Wish for a song
Hope for the words
To rescue the lost
That wave behind you-
"So long"
Forms their lips

Wish for needle and thread,
And make me
Into a puppet
And I'll dance to the song-
"So long".
When you're lost.

Critique Welcome. Especially on this one.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Poem: Wish of a Star

Written 2/13/09

The wish of a star:
To not be afraid
Or feel how alone
They seem to be made
How I wish to comfort
That flickering light-
One bashful part
Of this beautiful night!

Ditto from below.

Poem: Sin or Storm?

Written 1/29/09

What could I have done to anger
This frighteningly alive
Mask over my sun?
Are my sins so great
That even the rain feels the need
To try to rinse me clean?
Why, even the trees whisper
Condolences, at least forgiving 
My unknown trump of nature!
I can't be this awful, I think,
Though the skies, rain, and trees
Seem to protest a differing 

As always, critique most welcome!