Friday, December 5, 2008

like a rivulet's trek through the mid-winter frost...


sometimes i feel it for a moment
between breaths and stacking
dishes neatly side by side
in a washer that is full.

or sitting wedged between
a blonde boy and girl
of brunette locks, both
attentive to my reading voice.

i grasp and grapple
trying to catch the elusive
rope to somewhere, which
doesn't have a destination i know.

if i could only catch these
beats, extend them, stretch
on past what i think will
carry me forward wholly.

is it even possible? to
live within the lines and
remember all that is tiered
and placed on my plate.

perhaps a fool's merry dance
when the answer lies at
my tangled feet, just here
let me. tied too tight.

like a rivulet's trek through
the mid-winter frost, slow
to the eye, step by step
toward the shore of grace.


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11 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous verse.
I've read it 4 times already and it says more to me each time. That's how I know I love a poem; if I want to read it again and again and, if there's more (and more) coming through the words, blinding me with thoughts, revelations, ideas.

Keep writing.

Best to you.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Toward grace is the perfect path to take.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

So pretty! And the photo is lovely too.

Angeline said...

this is soooo beautiful, I read twice....

Jen said...

Every time I read one of your poems, I find myself wanting to have you read it to me. Truly. Especially after hearing your voice on that radio broadcast. There is something about poetry being read by the author that makes it that much more meaningful.

Another thing that always happens, is that I find myself wanting to sit down and write a poem myself.
Thank you for sharing this.

Jason, as himself said...

I'd like to have you read your poems to me, too.

Karen MEG said...

What a lovely poem.

You're a wonderful writer, JCK.

Manic Mommy said...

Thought-provoking. Inspiring. Lovely.

flutter said...

absolutely wonderful, JCK

phd in yogurtry said...

to live within the lines, and remember all that is tiered .. that is the quest, yes .. this poem is a beautiful and possibly the best attempt to do just that

this is such a wonderful poem, jck
your title is pure word harmony

Elizabeth said...

Gosh, you make me wish that I could write....
Blessings JCK, EJT

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