Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My Ringtone Is...

I want to live
on an old dirt road,
with a serpentine grass-spine
that chiropractors can’t fix, where
ringtones download from wind song,
and critters leave prints,
not carcasses.

I want the sun
to teach me how to wear a straw hat,
daylight and dusk
the only hands on my clock,
and shoe leather
that reports the weather
every time a stone’s kicked in the ruts.

11 comments:

Aurora said...

Whew! If you didn't come up with a new poem soon, I was going to go stir crazy! :) And you didn't disappoint. This is classic Pat Paulk: image-rich with folksy undertones, reflective, and unusual.

polona said...

wow! i think this is now my favourite so far!

sage said...

I like it! ringtones from wind song, weather via shoe leather...

Joyce said...

You have a way of using words that makes me re-think their meaning. Very nice.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Ok, yeah, straw hat sunshine lessons, I could do that! Loved it Pat!

Carol said...

It is a wonderful life to live. This poem reminds me of my Father. Thanks Pat.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

a lot to "see" in this one!
Pat, you need to go read my late Wednesday post -- it would take too long to tell you were!:)

Lee said...

Interesting imagery.

Certainly "daylight and dusk the only hands on my clock" would be my ideal.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Celestial, truly celestial!

Poetry by Kai said...

neat stuff:)

Luanne said...

I want those too...

I like this alot pat :)