the flash of time

 

the flash of time

that underpins all things

when words are mist

a heron glides

beyond the reeds

~

butterfly dust

on the heels

of summer

following the fox

along the beaten track

~

you profess

to be no musician

and yet

as if it were a koto

I offer you my heart

~

ten thousand leaves

whisper in the shale…

ebbing moon

~

hint of cool…

the dragonfly’s last flash

of green

 

 all from Blithe Spirit volume 21, number 4, December 2011

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kay Tracy
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 18:30:05

    That third set is my favorite. A loving sentiment.

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  2. kirigirisu
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 13:54:44

    The beauty and “tyranny of time” portrayed so richly, Claire. Every poem is memorable, though I confess any poem portraying a bird has a numinous quality for me.

    Reply

    • Claire
      Jan 31, 2012 @ 19:51:33

      Thank you Brian and Kay…I must admit, Brian, a bird poem never fails to draw me in. Imbolc Blessigs to you both. It looks like winter is just upon us here with a dramatic drop in temperature, just when the first crocuses and snowdrops are coming through…

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