Sunday, April 22, 2012

Metaphor Drawer

Two souls merged like rivers
conspiring the sea,
They were ferns nodding in woods
with shade as their dreamland.

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When they were caterpillars,
They elevated the troubled lives,
produced 122 labels for novel
links they invented.

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They were two logs
worshiped by the same bird,
They were rails
tallying the lull among trains.

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As birds
they were swift and elusive,
As water
they were restless and cleansed.

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As leaves
they fell together,
As roots
they divvied the wealth.

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They nibbled the greens
as wild goats,
They were happiest
as fingers intertwined securing the calm of the joy.

5 comments:

Robin Clinton said...

wow,

a fine verse.

rkgaron said...

That was a very pleasant piece to read and experience. Thank You
ZQ

E said...

Your metaphor drawer contains some nice ones. My favorites are in this stanza:



As leaves
they fell together,
As roots
they divvied the wealth.

Elaine Danforth said...

Your metaphor drawer contains some nice ones. I tried to point out which one earlier, but am not sure whether my comment posted. Sorry I can't look at the poem again right now to pick it out. Without leaving this screen, that is.

Elaine Danforth said...

Your metaphor drawer contains quite a few nice ones. My favorite two come from this stanza:

"As leaves
they fell together,
As roots
they divvied the wealth.

You can find my rally entry at:
http://elainedanforth.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/the-one-called-mother/