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')

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14 February 2013

The Bend in the Road

At the bend in the road, hesitate
before you venture around it.
Look, if you can, through the dark
under those trees up there —
but it’s hard to see.
Beyond that bend
are secrets.


  1. Those bends are both secrets and promises, aren't they?
    Wait. Yes, beware, hesitate, wait. In the end, we must move forward...

    1. Well, we could backtrack and run away. :) (But then we'd never know.)

  2. Oh, I like the structure of this, how it fits with the imagery and meaning of the poem. Way to go!

    1. Thank you. I wanted to try a nonet, and it did seem suitable for this little piece.