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Poem Number 10621
in the midst of the tornado--i saw it
amid shattered dreams & memory fragments
blood red fragility versus cold gray power
i wept & dared not hope
but in the rubble
beyond doubt's grasp
there it lay--a perfect rose
left on the doorstep of destruction
Hey Window watcher! Nice job. Roses are little bit ove done, especially "one perect rose", but here, on the door step of destruction, it does look very nice. Interesting poem! Kudoos. Fred
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ok--can you all see my hands shaking?--someone made a comment about people who comment but never post--got to thinking about that--maybe they were right--anyway gave me the courage--please be gentle--:)--i have a small little book that i call my trouble keeper & vision maker--i took this from it--window watcher
fred--tornado represents turmoil--troubles--this is just a "vision" that came to me--so i wrote it in my "vision maker"--maybe is unrealistic but in my visions i love to dream big--WW
No point dreaming if you cant dream big, Windowwatcher. I do it all the time. Fred
window watcher, glad you posted this. having lived in Arkansas and Missouri, i've seen the destruction tornadoes can cause and i'm actually fascinated by them. fragility verses power...i like it. Fred, it actually can happen that most of something is totally destroyed while one small part is left in tact; strange, but true... i also agree with you about the "doorstep of destruction." very nice. justme
well, darn it! where is my "metaphoric" state of mind??? sorry window watcher, i wasn't thinking that way at all... now that i am i would like to add that it's nice to see this side of you... justme
justme--ok & thanks--this has several meanings to me--so why not you?-- with my health problems this also has a spiritual meaning for me--WW
So you watch
dreams deny themselves to be read, whisper
sand on the shore on a
prelude to wave breaking hold
fast to the sun to the moon to the
ressurects rooftops ceilings walls these
ending places where you tread so
delicate soft laughing,
hold up a sky
-blue dawn where the clouds
leave an unfinished thread across
water on water, come
again to the knowledge of
ocean and wave
springwinter rescinds and the
dawn arches night,
breath fogging windowpane to
write words in
I liked your poem. -persephone
WW, your rose is a symbol that hope and beauty persevere, no matter how severe the destruction...beautiful!
I bet you can see it happening in computer image WW. Justme is right, I have seen the most delicate items left in the wake of a storm and rugged torn to shreds. Imagery and symbolism right on the money. Do we get more? FrankR
Wow! WW? Like it! dk
I think I have stepped where I don't belong. I hate tornadoes WW. He-he... I'm outta here. JimT
WW-really liked this.That single rose-very sweet. Jane
I knew it! I knew you had a poet's heart WW!~T
No vision and you perish
No ideal and you're lost
Your heart must ever cherish
Some faith at any cost!
(Harriet Du Autermont)
~WW keep the faith,you are the most upbeat, optimistic person, you always bring a smile! Love your poem ~T
This screams Hope! lol
ww..you almost made my eyes pop out of my head when I saw that you had posted a poem! What a special wonderful treat. All the more special because you have shared so much with us...and what a insightful and hopeful poem...i LOVE it! love you! m.e.
Like a flower in a garbage dump. Good job, WW. ~nr
WW, you ARE amazing! And a true poet. Love the poem, for all
it's meaning's... What a beautiful soul you are. *mayflower*
gee thanks everyone--it means a lot that all of you fine poets thought my little imagining worthy to read!--i wish you all roses on your doorsteps --you all made me smile-(oh & JimT he-he, you can stop running now--i'll think of sunshine today)--window watcher
ww, this is lovely. a perfect rose indeed. (rhia)
I love this poem! Hope, through the storm. Speaks to the deepest part of my soul. R.J.G.
WW, you are forever the rose amidst the storm!!! Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us...ms
Hey, ww, really liked this - and understood it! Just the right balance of poetic imagery and potent message. How about another one? Dell
What a special gift to come back and find THIS! What more can I say except ditto all the above! G
WW. bet you got some great spiritual stuff in that "trouble keeper" book of yours. Want to share? Interested
JFC and m.e. bet you both do too, have some great spiritual stuff that is. At least one of us would be interested in seeing some of it.
yes i have some--doubt you could call it great--mostly personal--not now--maybe someday--thanks though--WW
jfc & me--probably do have some stuff that could be called "great", they are great poets.
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