|untitled dated nov252001- a six year sleep
the raindrops trapped in
the squares of a screen
look to me
like a silver gelatin mondrian
i summon my breath and blow through them
like a hurricane busting through panes of glass
29 Mar 07
Rated 9 (9.2) by 2 users.
Inactive (5): 6, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10
(define the words in this poem)
(455 more poems by this author)
(5 users consider this poem a favorite)
Add A Comment:
Beautiful piece!! I love everything. Though I don't understand how the title fits in.
found it in my book. had no title. but it had a date.
So it's a found poem? Or is it a piece you wrote long ago and just dated instead of naming it?
no, i have a problem with lying. if it were a found poem i would title it so. see 'found words- tobago' or 'killing bat'. the second part of your question is the right one. just some writing in a book with a date.
which generally i never do. my posted poems on this website are a stream of consciousness. this poem and 'cowskins on sheepskins' are the only insertions. (written at a previous time) i guess they are anachronisms.
That's cool. My poems so far have been insertions, and I intend for all of them to be that way. I'm too much of a self-critic to trust myself to write a stream-of-consciousness worthy of being read by others.
i guess i'm arrogant.
No, just confident. Or free.
Or good enough to where your stream of consciousness is worthy of being read. :-)
thanks. good night.
amazing imagery and detail. i love when raindrops do that. 9
i like this! i never saw it.
"summon my breath" is a little too poemy for me.
but you should probably preserve it as found because this presentation works nice (found it in a book).
agreed. wish i could write like this.
i'm not a huge fan of similes - but raindrops like a silver gelatin mondrian works for me :)
Love it. Not many people can put that much imagery into a short poem.
I think you might enjoy some of William Carlos Williams' short poetry.
thanks i'll look'm up.
here is a little crystal with many reflections -- when a Poet can capture Nature with a few skilfully rendered words he can create many a masterpiece -- child like in its view with Zeus the Thunder God blowing hurricanes through Window panes -- l1 the first 'the' is it necessary?
maybe not. i overuse 'the' and 'and'.
i like the way this one looks.
design & code copyright donald tetto
. all poems copyright their original authors.