Tuesday, 21 September 2010

There is stillness . . .

. . There is stillness on the banks
. . . . . . ..... . ..... . .of the flat shallow lake
. . . . . . ..... . beneath the towering branches
. . . . . . ..... . under the wide open skies
. . . . . .with the sun beating down
. . . and the gentle rain falling
and the birds singing

he sits and whistles
. . . . . . and he watches
. . . . . . ..... . and he waits

and the watching sky is full of silk
. . . and the spinning threads reach down
. . . . . . . . . . ..... . .and wind him round, binding him
. . . . . . . . . . . ...weaving him into the tapestry
. . . . . . ..... . in readiness for the cocoon
. . . . that will give him back
when the day is done


- Susannah Bec 2010

This was written for the prompt - Fisherman

Taken from my prompt writing blog - Panopticulated


10 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You weave a beautiful and peaceful magic - and I love the way the poem looks upon the page - like a flock of birds.......beautiful poem.

Susannah said...

Thank you Sherry. :-)

Good to see you. x

Brian Miller said...

love the concrete form...and how it plays with your words...also the being woven into the tapestry...great visual...

Laura said...

So beautiful Susannah, thank you.

Susannah said...

Brian and Laura, thanks very much your comments are much appreciated. :-)

rashmi said...

I completely agree with Sherry.
Beautiful and peaceful magic...

Meandu said...

I am glad I found your blog today. I enjoyed the poem and the way you presented on the page was very unique.

Jingle said...

beautiful word play.
divine piece.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautifully done, Susannah.

Jinksy said...

Great rhythm in the first two lines...

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