Friday, November 25, 2011

Mandarin Manx

I see it all the time,
the way of things,
how season follows season,
and flake follows leaf;
but don't ask me what it means--
you'd do as well to ask the apple
on the tray on the table
on the porch up the steps
why the wind blows, or
why Sally is prettier than Jane, or
why cats can't speak Chinese...
it's a mystery to me.

Still and all, I have observed that
when I call you,
you call back,
and that's a righteous joy
beyond explaining.

linked to Real Toads, because I am GRATEFUL that I have friends who love me.


Cloudia said...

flake follows leaf
mysteries to me

glad we are friends

Aloha from Honolulu

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Brian Miller said...

we call that conversation around here...and for the life of me i can not figure some of them out either...but that calling back is a bit of magic and it is what relationship are built on, responding and the magic that can happen in that...


i am

smiles...see i can write meaningful poetry too.

Kerry O'Connor said...

"Righteous joy beyond explaining"

Ah, you know what it is when you have it, and what it was once you've lost it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Lovely. And that makes me happy too, for you, my friend. Hey! They sang "Too Bad" tonight and I thought of you!

Lynn said...

Friends who love each other unconditionally is the best gift in the world.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful... I adore the ending.

Marion said...

Love this:

"I have observed that
when I call you,
you call back,
and that's a righteous joy
beyond explaining."

To have a friend who loves you and protects your fragile poet's heart is a rare and holy thing. You are blessed. I'm grateful to know you, Shay. Keep on truckin'! xo

Helen said...

,, reach out and touch someone. It's all good.

hedgewitch said...

I think apples know more than they let on--they're shy about it though since that whole Eve thing. Loved this one, and am thankful that you're out here making my day with your words.

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous and sweet!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Shay. I loved this, it's sweet; surprising, too. I like the images in the beginning which make me think them backward...

nene said...

Taught Jules, mini-poodle, how to say 'aqua' (Spanish). The cat not speaking Chinese also dumbfounds me.

Righteous call back joy is wonderful

Anonymous said...

I don't know you well enough to call you friend, but I delight in your existence none the less.

Anonymous said...

a righteous joy, indeed! Alexander Graham Bell should have been sainted a long time ago, don't you think? or knighted or somethin...

i'm grateful for you ♥
{that's all the mushy for today}