Monday, 27 May 2013

Puddles


Not unusually in the UK, many of us are facing a wet Bank Holiday weekend.

Ah, but there is inspiration (maybe even a poem) to be found, yes, even on rainy days.


PUDDLES

Reflections of an angry sky

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops

Sulky mouths, creased brows

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops

Fearful fingers clutching collars

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops

Umbrellas, scoring points

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops

Bowed heads like sad clouds

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops

Better times around the next corner

skimming the surface like ripples
from raindrops


[From: The Third Eye by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2004]

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