Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Tower Ravens


( I wrote this a while back, but set it aside. Here it is now. )


I cannot bear kindness--

I might shatter

At the slightest gentle word.


Just pretend you think I'm pretty--

I'll leave a dollar

And some smaller coins stacked nice.


Let me count the Tower ravens--

And bring a cup

That's made of ice.


Bring my tea and silver blade--

Leave them solemn as a bird;

Place an apple on my napkin

And make sure I'm not disturbed.

___________

12 comments:

steveroni said...

Shay, you sure have a way with words and you share those words with us who are not so endowed with that talent.

It is good that we each have our own (talents)..it is bad when we do not use them. I 'm guilty somewhat of that...but as in everythint else--getting better.

Glad you're here--Steve E.

Shadow said...

wow, how i enjoyed this!!!

Kristin H. said...

Thank you, dear one.

Jannie Funster said...

Everything they said above (And more!)

And fyi, you are pretty in every way.

Fireblossom said...

It's just a parlor trick, Steve. But I'm glad to share it. I'm glad you're here, too. :-)

Shadow, as i was posting this, I thought to myself, i bet Shadow will like this one. No kidding. And i was right! :-)

I always love it when you visit, Kristin. My sober friend. :-)

Oh geez, keep talking Jannie. *blush* Thank you thank you. You're so sweet to me.

Mama Zen said...

I love the first stanza. Truly lovely!

Riot Kitty said...

Beautiful as always.

Fireblossom said...

oOo, love the new look, Mama Zen! Is that you? ;-)

Aw thanks, RK. Sorry there's no kitties this time. ;-)

Tracey-Ann said...

Shay - I love this~

"I cannot bear kindness--

I might shatter

At the slightest gentle word."

Poutalicious said...

"Just pretend you think I'm pretty--
I'll leave a dollar And some smaller coins stacked nice." Seriously, Shay, this is me. I've spent my life this way. In my mind's eyes I'm sort of like a little kitten, licking everyone, purring, asking them to love me.

T said...

OH, I didn't get a chance to log on yesterday, so I am late catching up, but this is just beautiful. I think you described many in this one! Perfect!

Fireblossom said...

Just don't claw the drapes, Pouty. ;-)

Thanks as always, T, dear friend.