Monday, March 9, 2009

Woe

Outside my window –
goose calls,
webbed landing gear
descending.
Crosswinds, ho!
A bit of earth,
dislodged
by the tip of
a crocus.
A flurry of
birdsong;
a grumble
of dogs, alarmed.
The peal of
laughter
from an infant
for a bit of
down in the air.

Outside my window,
warmth,
wind,
business,
life.

Inside,
a vise
a poker
another weekend
broken
insufficient foramen magnum
prominent
vertebral
arch
stolen hours,
stolen dreams.
Woe.

11 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Lovely whispers. Nothing transports us and surrounds us like a good poem: more than the sum of its words.

septembermom said...

I like the pace of this poem, how it pushes us along. In poetry, I like short phrases packed with powerful words and imagery. Great poem!

SandyCarlson said...

Change, when it comes, is always cataclysmic.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I have gotten me to a poet. You.

Beautiful. Just wonderful.

the walking man said...

Woe...depression be thy name.

RiverPoet said...

Lakeviewer - Thank you. I love writing poetry. My only problem is that the format doesn't translate well into Blogger. Ugh.

September - I'm so glad you liked the poem. This one woke me up in the middle of the night with its insistence.

Sandy - I'm hoping for a cataclysmic change in the back of my head when I see the surgeon. Ugh. The pain!

CMGD - Coming from you, I take that as a HUGE compliment. Thank you.

Mark - Oh, it became depression as the weekend wore on and I couldn't leave the house. The pain was intractable and bitter in my mouth.

Peace - D

Daryl said...

If you type it in Word, set up the way you want the stanza/lines to flow and then c/p it works .. I did that with a poem I posted on Sept 11

Nice images/feelings ...

Woman in a Window said...

I find it more difficult when the commotion and the beauty are all framed right there and yet I'm stuck here. I hope it loosens for you.

Baroness von B said...

Whoa.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Beautiful words and so poignant D!
I can relate totally to all the feelings within your verses.
And that last verse! It seemed as if you were writing about the condition of my heart at the moment!
Love and Peace!
Donnie XX

flyingfish said...

This is incredibly beautiful. I hope writing it brought you some peace.