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

Sunday, August 20, 2006

A Song Of Sorrow & Joy

for Skye

Ah, sweet suffering, the ache of hope.
      A rope-bound Jesus singing –
The end of a summer fishing trip
      on the Galilean shore.
To this wooden autumn:
      brown stained with red.
Then the emptiness of winter –
      and yet, so white with a silent light.
Into a spring equinox –
      bringing fire to cool roots.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Moment In The Evening

I stood in my garden addressing the blooms of the sunflowers.
Off in the distance I heard the 5:57 train
              driving in the tides of the city to this suburban shore.
I paused and thought of the things that matter—
              My wife – the hymn of the summer songbirds.
              My children – their first breath like this summer day.
I harvested yellow squash, ate green beans and sugar snap peas.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A Dream

with Christopher & Benjamin

We would row a flat-bottomed boat on the wings of Silver Lake –
              Circle the belly of this open sanctuary
(Harboring the likes of speckled trout and painted turtles)
              Steer north to the island heart –
Where canopied green adventure awaits sure feet,
              Boat settling in sand—
Minds trawling the mysteries of water, air, and land.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Ballad Before The Storm

Adorned is the lake in a garment of light –
Glimmering silver even at night.

Whether in shadows of night or of day,
The water as thought will swash and sway.

Bend, will the reeds at the southern shore –
At the whisper of wind, the envoy of war.