I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

This blog is not, 'Here are my very best poems'. It's for work in progress, subject to revision.
Posts may be updated without notice at any time. Completed work appears in my books.

29 April 2010

Nights of Meteor Showers

(Found poem, compiled from friends’ LiveJournal posts)

nights of meteor showers
I think I heard someone singing about it
they take sound away with them as they go

the crystallisation of water on leaves
an image of cherry blossoms fallen
the passing nature of the world

emblem of intersecting circles
in the center of the window,
the bright, round moon

NaPoWriMo Day 29


  1. netting from various sources gives an interesting shift. still you by selection eye but tilt to cadence.

  2. Thank you!

    This lot, from several sources, I left in the order in which I spotted them — but yes, the selection process reflects the finder, and I would not be above rearranging if I liked the effect better.

    I like the way this one seems to make a sort of (illogical, mysterious) sense.