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at last, we are here
and still, the sun is real!  
how i've missed myself in this grassland palace,
brome or bluestem or whatever it is;
to live as a lapwing in your grandmother's dreams
eating at the inland wind,
brimming turtle quietude
just as i had left it:

pond oaks mired with a hundred broken backs,
burrow holes of rabbit tribes and trespassing fawns
whittling the woods while lake cranes are jumping ship
and who knows what else out there garroting the breeze,
riddling the miraculous
cow track heuristics
that seem to solve barbed wire,
boscage and gravity;
one-ton Houdinis
that disappear my blues with ease -
i wait for these simplicities
of listening.
NaPoWriMo - April 2nd, 2012

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:iconjochannon:
jochannon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Cool!
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Writer
Thanks!
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:iconhalcyonshores:
halcyonshores Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Writer
:heart: thanks :D
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:iconhalcyonshores:
halcyonshores Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so very welcome.. :hug:
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:iconleyghan:
leyghan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Achingly beautiful.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
thank you. :hug::heart:
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:iconpiscesandthediamonds:
Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes - gentle...one of your most beautiful pieces :heart:
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
Wow, I'm thrilled you think so. :tighthug:
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:iconriparii:
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
uncharacteristically gentle, and really evocative, full of a sense of place and home.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
It's funny you say it seems out of character for me. I don't know why it doesn't show more in my poetry, but I feel I have softness and pliancy to rival the clouds. Surely, any softer and I'll lose all cohesion. ;)

Thanks for reading. :heart:
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riparii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Funny. That doesn't sound like a bad pair
of character traits. Maybe your poetry is an
armature for all that cushiness to keep you
from floating away.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Writer
:lol: you're right! Poetry as a pillow case! :heart:
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:iconriparii:
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I was thinking more of poetry as a skeleton but
pillowcase sounds much better.
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:icondeinktvis:
deinktvis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
thank you shane...this okie needed a little bit of home :hug:
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
Glad I could bring you back a bit. :)
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:icondeinktvis:
deinktvis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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