poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

In The Backyard

At the dawn of dusk –
I went out with my child
                      to the sandbox.
Seeing colors of yellow and blue
turn to this green memory –
then the blue with red
casting out a violet night –
As we carried plastic pails
                      into the dreaming
of an empty tire swing
waiting for weight or wind.


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