Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 Poets United/ Trees -- Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads/ Zombies


Trees

yo ho he yo!                                                   sailing the vasty deep          

                                      i live in a sea                        of sage

low to the ground                trees               

when looking out                  surveying the scene

one could imagine                 what is seen               is a deep green sea

yo ho he yo!

few trees                                on the mesa            that stand above the sage

the wind blows                                                          every afternoon

it blows                                   through the sage
                                                           
one of the few plants                                               that thrive in the desert

yo ho he yo!

perfect trees                           for the tiny people               of Lilliput



Note:  ‘The vasty deep,’ Shakespeare.

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Zombies

so little to be              said...

zombies are                                       unknown to me

i’ve never seen          one                  hope i never do

don’t even like                     pretend

don’t see movies                   about zombies

i don’t like to be                    frightened

life is scary                             enough                       pot holes and booby traps
lay in wait     
for the unaware

i like to think I walk              a sunny path             even though I know
                                                                                                it isn’t true
           

instead a roller coaster                     i ride               sometimes up
                                                                                                often down

i remain                                  on guard

October 16, 2014




           





14 comments:

Myrna R. said...

Nice. I love sage. The desert has its own trees.

hedgewitch said...

Love the one about the sage, Annell. I can almost smell it. AFA zombies, I prefer ghosts, myself. They are less messy.

Hannah said...

I live in a sea of sage...lovely.

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

trees are dangerous to go near at sunset-that is the time of zombies-unique write enjoyed the suspense

Helen said...

Like the fact that are skeptical .. yet, remain on guard!!! (I have never seen a zombie movie, nor do I wish to .. smiles)

Helen said...

of course I meant 'you' are skeptical

Susan said...

Lovwe! Sage as trees for the tiny ones, of course. Fun. I have difficulty with the three column form, usually, but this time I read down teh middle letting my eye catch the pearls to each side and found it was like walking through the woods--or grass andsage so much taller than me. Very neat. As for the zombie poem, I quite concur, so i thought I had nothing to write, but you have given me an idea. Staying on guard is brilliant!

G L Meisner said...

Great poems, I liked the zombie one.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love sage, and enjoy the comparison to looking out as if over a deep green sea. Love the piratey yo ho ho's too, argh! As for zombies, I'm with you, I dont watch scary movies, "life is scary enough".

Sumana Roy said...

how i love to live in a sage...and you are right when you say life is scary enough.. ...

Jae Rose said...

I like the skitter scatter of words...it reads like how you might be thinking as you lay them down....yes..stay clear of zombies and keep searching for trees! xo

Mary said...

Your tree poem caused me to reflect on the differences in landscapes in different areas of our country here. Sage definitely would be perfect for lilliputians! Smiles.

Jeyanthi said...

Then soon will stop by one... am kidding :P

Isadora Gruye said...

hiya...sorry for the late read...I really what your word play/swirling brought to the chaotic zombie theme. Thanks for posting to the out of standard!