Saturday, March 17, 2007

Passing Through

The breeze tosses a flag
up and down, like a child,
up and down, like a child.

A robin jumps from limb to earth
singing songs, eating worms,
singing songs, eating worms.

Shadows cover lawn and drive,
touching both, holding neither,
touching both, holding neither.

19 comments:

Russell Ragsdale said...

To touch but not hold one of your more musical poems is a joy, Pat!

trinitystar said...

Loved it ... :o)

Kai C. said...

nice.

floots said...

nice one pat
especially liked the third stanza

polona said...

love it, pat!
the image of shadows touching but not holding is great!

Margie said...

Very nice, Pat!
Love it!

MB said...

This has a good, strong rhythm to it. And I love the image in the last stanza (verse? this is almost a song!).

bre31 said...

well done

gautami tripathy said...

Sing song poem...

Set it to music.

Janice Thomson said...

Love the last verse Pat...awesome!

EATING POETRY said...

Wow! Touching both, holding neither, an uncomfortably familiar feeling...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very different for you -- I love the ending

Amalendu said...

A new incarnation of Pat...lovely...

Don Iannone said...

I like the effect created by the repetition in this poem. Nice! Nice! Nice!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Perfect!

firebird said...

Birds leaping, flowers blooming--
Pat has got spring fever,
Pat has got spring fever...

Rethabile said...

I like. There's some blues in it.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Russell!!

Thanks Trinitystar!!

Thanks Kai!!

Thanks Floots!!

Thanks Polona!! They do touch just about everything.

Thank you Margie!!

MB, guess it could be. Thanks!!

Thanks Mandy!!

Thanks Gautami!!

Thanks Janice Thomson!!

EP, that was what I was going for. Thanks!!

Got to change occasionally. Thanks Andrew!!

Amalendu, my muse surprises even me sometimes. Thanks!!

Don, thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Thank you Corey!!

Vivian, don't think I'm alone with it. Thanks!!

Yes Rethabile there is. Thank you!!

Borut said...

Hypnotic!:)