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

Thursday, September 14, 2006

September 2, 2006

for Benjamin

On September
second when you
were four years old,
your hand in mine,
we walked around
the garden plot.
Sunflowers lit
sprawling pumpkins –
you caught crickets,
a fat brown toad,
said the word look.
color, design,
human being –
you translated
(prima facie)
the sense of things.
Then to harvest
anticipation –
a bounty feast:
snap peas, green beans,
orange carrots,
broccoli trees,
a cucumber.
Back home, we ate
our gatherings
in company –
sipping peach iced
tea merrily.