Tumblewords

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Chains of Taproot




drawn from left hand sea
to flatland grain
by the glow of November's
Mourning Moon

vigilant for clues
I cross the country
re-wind
my parents' path

pick missing stitches
see life unravel
begin at the start
feel the web
that fetched them here
rephrase the forms
I didn't think to pose






Uphill Path, Original Watercolor by Sue Turner

For the Sunday Scribblings prompt: I Carry

19 comments:

tickledpink.nicole said...

Deeply beautiful. I thing you sound blessed to have had, if I am to understand your poem correctly, parents who gave you deep roots to tap off. Thank you for sharing your talent.

colleen said...

I see this poem set in the Irish Country side or some other ancient land where I imagine you walking.

paisley said...

i too wanted to write about the weight of many generations... this was very lovely.....

Lucy said...

Is this poem about carrying on tradition? It is beautiful but I'm afraid I'm not too good at deciphering. :)
lovely painitng.

Herb Urban said...

Incredibly beautiful and poignant poem about discovering generational bonds. The painting is lovely as well. We are all part of a larger continuous mosaic.

gautami tripathy said...

Something never to be forgotten. Beautiful painting...

Jo said...

This is so very beautiful.....one of my favourite's of the many wonderful poems you've written.

Linda said...

Oh, yes, this made me think. It's the kind of poem that demands rereading and it releases it's wisdom in small appetisers that just demand I eat more! Excellent! ~Linda

Just Jen said...

Good imagery with the web and seeing it, going for it, etc...
Your poems are always so insightful!

tricia stirling said...

ooh, i love this poem!
i love it!!

wendy said...

The last line just caught me.

Stood me straight up.

sarala said...

Thoughtful poem. I like the idea of retracing your parents' life travels. Is the left hand sea then the Pacific?

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Wow. it hit deep.

giggles said...

The"Mourning Moon" will forever be rooted with me. Your words ring so familiar! Beautiful art too...such rich color!
Peace Giggles

DJPare said...

I am ignorant when it comes to poetry. This was pretty though.

IRENE said...

Hi,
Thank you for stoppin gby and commenting. interesting life.

TheVasquez3 said...

i love the energy from this thanks for sharing

UL said...

"pick missing stitches
see life unravel
begin at the start
feel the web
that fetched them here
rephrase the forms
I didn't think to pose"

Oh yes there's a reason for everything, why we are the way we are, and our forefathers, society plays such an important part in this...and to understand it takes courage, lots of it and results in strength. Thank you, I really enjoyed this.

forgetfulone said...

Wow! That is a great poem!