Monday, February 1, 2010

All Things Down

snow laden branches
the peach juice running out
of the corners of your mouth
-me
---descending
--------------the
------------------front
------------------------steps
sometimes us
the slope of your ski nose
the Challenger body parts
rockets returning to earth
eventually, the birds
hammering, depressed
descelerating your speed
leaves abandoning twigs
swallowing, collapsing:
the twin towers
the soft plummage of a bird
a sedative in her mouth
moving to the edge of the stage
in a low position
calm it now
it can be penniless
impoverished in luck
despondent, crestfallen
down -
trodden, turn, ward, swing,
stage, right, pour, stream, state, stairs
- to earth - and out
all things down

4 comments:

CRUSTYBEEF said...

very pretty. :)
I feel like I just came out of meditation in a relaxing zen garden. :)

John Ettorre said...

Nice!

Alanna Klapp said...

Hi Diane! This poem is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

I tagged you over at my blog, it's just a fun thing, here's the link:

http://alannaklapp.blogspot.com/2010/01/ten-things-that-make-me-happy-ive-been.html

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This is remarkable. So much in this one poem.