Rustling Sound



They both stand there staring silently,

like cobras being charmed by a flute,

separated by the elaborate black gate

wicked and terrifically Gothic and

aiming spikes or spears to Heaven

with figures carved into the metal.

A heavy rustling sound from beneath

dull orange layered leaves disturbs

the long moment of lovely discovery.

Mr. Hermit is beckoned by the noise.

He says, "Come back no sooner than

noon, when Our Sun is its brightest.

Meanwhile I have much toiling to do."

His veins surge with hope to know

what this Glowing Girl might mean.

She hesitates and then walks away.


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Seryddwr's picture

One of the aspects I most

One of the aspects I most admire about this poetry is how each one seems to be part of the series, and yet able to stand alone.  You do this with apparent effortlessness.  I have failed at this, often, in the few Tanka sequences I have written; as Tanka, in a sequence, are supposed to be able to stand alone if broken out of the sequence, and I cannot always accomplish this.  So I certainly acknowledge, admire, and even envy, your ability to do this, and to achieve it in such a subtle style.  I believe you are building a collection of highly artistic and highly accomplished poetry---and the internal connections, mostly of style, within the poems, is proof that you simply do not scribble down any old thing and call it poetry.  Like the great stylists of the 20th century, and like Patriciajj here on postpoems, your poetry is prepared, polished, and profound in its effect.  


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Spinoza's picture

  You’ll dig this


You’ll dig this daddy.






Dalton's picture

I Do Dig That

But the thing I dig on most is the fact you call me daddy.

Spinoza's picture

That's how daddies roll

That's how daddies roll

Diamond_Wills_New_War's picture

You paint such a vivid

You paint such a vivid picture in my mind, like walking through a dream, one that left me wanting to know more. Excellent writing.

Long days and pleasant nights


Dalton's picture

Thank You Kindly

It is always good to know from those who know what works.