I'm healed, and can type again, so I thought I would catch up by posting two poems for two Real Toads challenges. The first, "Haven", is for A Word With Laurie, the word being "dementia." The second, "Forget Me Nots", is for Hannah Gosselin's weekend photo challenge. I hope that you will enjoy them!
establish raucous bedlam in the trees,
with wooden certainty
to the heaven of their angels whispering unseen.
I practice a similar lunacy.
My idee fixe
is your face--
my objects charged with significance
are the sounds that, together, create your name.
My flawless premise
is that the sun sets because you charmed the old shiner right out of the sky--
my back ward logic
is that I am starling, chattering, saying;
and that you are haven, holding me, swaying.
"Forget Me Nots"
They have the orderly roll me to the fence line,
Then he heaves me over it--
Into the forget-me-nots.
Here is the hard rock,
The puffy dandies,
And the tilting trees.
Once, I wore a navy dress with white accents
And a wide-brimmed hat;
I carried a clutch purse,
And my shoes, in my hand.
It will likely rain this afternoon,
And, after that, a bright mad moon.
God is a woman, I can sense it--
Near as my next breath,
And if there isn't one, She is there anyway
As relaxed as a blade of grass,
Her limitless majesty carried easy, like a posey,
Filled with old-fashioned grace,
second photo by Hannah Gosselin.