Friday, April 24, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 24: Listen

I wrote this at the Unity Street Park
overlooking the river.
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The Androscoggin River
in high spring exuberance
laughing and gurgling
and schussing
drowns out the cars
going by like toys,
and the jet
unzipping the blue
sweater of the sky,
and the humming
of the leaf buds
fat and bursting,
and the dying groans
of goldenrod

The world is a pantomime,
my ears full of raging water.


Phil Thrift said...

So that's what I hear!
Nice linkings of sounds and meanings.

Richard said...

Linda, that's easily one of the best poems you've posted.

Wayne Pitchko said...

so nice...unzipping the sweater of the sky..nice...i love painting the sky

Erin Davis said...

This is just wonderful!

angie said...

wow! great sounds...

Linda, I enjoy your poems so much! I've given you a "kreativ blogger" award. You can pick it up here:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I r eally like the image of the jet unzipping the sky's sweater

david mcmahon said...

The world really is a pantomime. We each interpret it in our own way.

gautami tripathy said...

...the jet
unzipping the blue
sweater of the sky...

wonderful imagery here..!

moon eats sugar puffs

watermaid said...

Love this...'unzipping the blue/ sweater of the sky'.

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