Saturday, August 7, 2010

POETS BIRTHDAY

a poem from OUTSIDE the ring...this is in stanza form ... with rhyming...not how I usually write

POETS BIRTHDAY

birthday north of july unable to forsake
reading poems of Corso behind the door
arming myself with eggs and steak
unable to scramble words from the floor

begonia dawn breaking through the window
lighting candles for all to see
unwrapping blankets to let go
with the souvenirs that might be

magic in my shoes keep dancin
in time with words I'm unsure
reciting the thoughts I can't begin
noisy silence a phantom overture

putty in the words to fill the hole
plastered for bards that sound the same
searching for a lost igloo behind my soul
a freezing heart a poets flame

14 comments:

Mory said...

"magic in my shoes keep dancin
in time with words I'm unsure
reciting the thoughts I can't begin
noisy silence a phantom overture"

very nice indeed magic dancing. nice poem.

Systematic Weasel said...

Writing outside the norm has produced an excellent read! Great post, Wayne!

-Weasel

佳陳容 said...

耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................

Mary said...

Wayne, you did very well with the rhyming. Happy birthday, and keep dancing throughout the year.

Diane T said...

Wayne, you are a wonderful poet AND artist. I wish you a happy birthday and hope you keep that 'poet's flame' in the next year.

gautami tripathy said...

Wish you very happy belated birthday!


now it is there, now it isn't

rallentanda said...

Happy Birthday Wayne. You are good at these rhyming poems.
'Begonia dawn breaking through the window '
...lovely!

Cynthia Short said...

Really good job writing out of your comfort zone! The "igloo behind the heart" is quite intriguing...

Derrick said...

Happy Birthday Wayne! Hope the "quiet" celebrations are still going. This is a good poem and I give another vote for that "begonia dawn"!

Tumblewords: said...

Happy Birthday - wishing you a spectacular year. I love this poem - from the first line to the last -

flaubert said...

Again Wayne a big HB wish and you should write like this more often it suits you!
Cheers
Pam

Francis Scudellari said...

I hope you had a great birthday. Keep that flame burning bright.

Paul Oakley said...

putty in the words to fill the hole

I love that phrase! And I enjoyed your rhyming poem.

Happy belated birthday, Wayne!

Deb said...

HB, Wayne!

I like this rhyming poem & the wonderful surprises -- including the one Paul mentioned and "unable to scramble words from the floor."

Here's to the next birthday! Cheers~

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