Thursday, September 22, 2011

Proverb

The wrought iron railing doesn't care
if it rains or shines.

All around,
the storm makes colors go deeper,
branches bend,
and the earth go soft and shifting.

Come rain or shine,
the wrought iron railing keeps its pretty, unchanging curves;
lovers may lean against it til the weather breaks,
but they spread their blankets
beneath the trees.


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for Thursday Think Tank

18 comments:

Mama Zen said...

That's beautiful!

Cloudia said...

feelings & description; nicely done, Shay

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hedgewitch said...

Perfect title. Pretty damn perfect poem, too.

Old Ollie said...

ah but rust never sleeps

Brian Miller said...

i like it better under the trees personally...a beautiful piece shay...

Heaven said...

This is beautiful... like that the railing spread their blankets beneath the trees ~

Mary said...

I am going to second what Heaven has said. You make rain absolutely wonderful.

G-Man said...

Is it too late for National Elephant Appreciation Day?

Sioux said...

Okay, another reason for me to be pissy.

THIS is what you end up after looking at some wrought iron? All I would see is a railing. YOU see the makings of a fabulous poem.

Pissy, I am...

HermanTurnip said...

Reminds me of the electrified fence that lined a fence next to the bus stop I took to elementary school as a kid. The fun thing to do was to see how long you could hold on to it. I never lost.

...ya know, thinking about it, I think that explains a lot about me.

Miss `Chievous said...

Wish I can be that railing on some days.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful. I'm with Sioux - you get such romance and beauty from a piece of wrought iron. I am rending my garments again. :)If I found the Holy Grail, I couldnt write a poem that good!!

Lydia said...

Oh, really beautiful. It is almost too close to the real thing...the rainy days to come, the feel of slick wrought iron when walking in neighborhoods, spreading blankets beneath trees....wait, scratch the last one--I have never spread blankets under a tree in the rain, not that it doesn't sound delightful if it were a soft rain, which it rarely is here. :)

Ella said...

Stunning, love the view you have provided~

Neni said...

love it... :)

gautami tripathy said...

I loved it too..:D


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haikulovesongs said...

only you could write such a beautiful and moving poem about a wrought iron gate, Shay! {smile}

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haikulovesongs said...

only you could write such a beautiful and moving poem about a wrought iron gate, Shay! {smile}

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