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

Friday, November 16, 2007


Incessant bird of the swamp –
Mottled brown with buff throat:
The color of your endless pleas.
Reddish-brown flight lined with black:
Nocturnal kite against the moon,
Tethered to the reeds.
Capped with brown and white:
Jester of the nightjars—
Playing the willful fool
Who stirs the stagnant pool –
And so we notice:
Every society has its mosquitoes
As well as the one who devours them.


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