Sunday, February 21, 2010

HOME

(using one of the words from prompt..red) this is a draft

HOME


looking through the eyes
of yesterdays perceptions
beyond forgotten places
there was a sea of red
above some flooding torrent
of endless tomorows

in this disenchanted place
I once knew as home
now tarnished like a bronze arrow
after centuries of rusting salt
my head keeps sailing
towards some crackling winter storm

tomorrow I will awake
before the ancient dawn
touching the universe with my fingertips
standing still watching the stars
gathering silence with simplicity
listening to the distant dolphins at home



6 comments:

Paul Oakley said...

Wayne, I love your last stanza! After what you had to endure in the first two, it is a great triumph. And beautiful!

tomorrow I will awake
before the ancient dawn
touching the universe with my fingertips
standing still watching the stars
gathering silence with simplicity
listening to the distant dolphins at home


What an expression of wonder!

anthonynorth said...

A great piece on conquering adversity. Excellent.

woodennickel said...

Wayne, I thought I was reading Frost. What a powerful melodic piece of poetry. I feel you heart in the lines. This is a classic. I am going to add it to my all time favorites. After seeing you "home" in the Rockies I want you to know I am putting myself up for adoption. I chop wood, carry water, hoe the garden, and sleep outside in blizzards. Can I bring my Border Collies? Sir Aengus, His Royal Dogness.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent read. It reaches back and forward with ease and thoughtful words.

flaubert said...

Wayne,
I love this poem and especially the last stanza. Beautiful work!

Pamela

Aayushi Mehta said...

beautiful poem....gives a kind of other-worldly feeling...the last stanza is the best!!