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, January 31, 2008

Don’t Save

The poem was composed
(sickly really, cough and all)
but you will never see it
or hear its congestion cleared—
I hit the “Don’t Save” button,
and it vanished forever—
Easy to do with a languid poem –
a bit harder with a drawn day.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Parable

There once was a man who lived with confidence—
his résumé was filled with active tense accomplishment,
he stood broad and strong like a bridge
over the raging river of a world below him.
The carrier of important loads—
A man of progressive ideas;
welcoming the tribe of the past
into the fraternity of the future.

He would say, Come, pay the toll:
you, with things to say,
you, with important loads to carry,
you, who are strong and motivated—
what I give is a firm road to travel!

But hear this—
you, with dignity found in your branding,
your politics, your biases,
your education, your resources,
your confidence, your credibility—
I will ask for the credentials of the heart.
I am the ferryman across the raging river.
I take no toll, other than your self,
and offer rest.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Sounds of Morning


Quiet as the steam rising from my tea.

My world is asleep—

Then, emerging like a crocodile

From still waters,

The tick-tock of the wall clock

Tallying momentum…