white flowers in the harbor

White flowers floating on their faces
in a green-scaled harbor, they are
searching for a bottom they’ll never find.

Fish them out with childish hands
leave to dry on a scorching brick walk,
their petals disintegrated but volant.

 

written 7.31.12

14 Comments

  1. Claudia says:

    i like.. the searching for a bottom that they never find and then the fishing for them with childish hands and make them fly…nice..

  2. Claudia says:

    i like.. the searching for a bottom that they never find and then the fishing for them with childish hands and make them fly…nice..

  3. Gerry Snape says:

    what great images! I love it.

  4. Gerry Snape says:

    what great images! I love it.

  5. hedgewitch says:

    A very sharp capture, and a great example of what short poetry does best–I'm always in awe of those who can create so much in so few lines. Thanks also for the introduction to 'volant'–perfectly used here.

  6. hedgewitch says:

    A very sharp capture, and a great example of what short poetry does best–I'm always in awe of those who can create so much in so few lines. Thanks also for the introduction to 'volant'–perfectly used here.

  7. Jody Costa says:

    thank you very much everyone! “volant” was a recent word of the day for me (i post a new word every day on my whiteboard at work!) and i felt compelled to use it. the flowers, when i saw them in the harbor, just left such an impression… cheers all!

  8. Jody Costa says:

    thank you very much everyone! “volant” was a recent word of the day for me (i post a new word every day on my whiteboard at work!) and i felt compelled to use it. the flowers, when i saw them in the harbor, just left such an impression… cheers all!

  9. Brian Miller says:

    nice…i like…great imagery in this, i like the searching for the bottom…and def the teaching me a new word too…smiles.

  10. Brian Miller says:

    nice…i like…great imagery in this, i like the searching for the bottom…and def the teaching me a new word too…smiles.

  11. Beachanny says:

    Jody loved that you used that word. I remembered its meaning incorrectly. I thought it meant “willing”…what a surprise it meant “light, able to fly”…I think this was brilliant, thank you. I agree with Joy. The short poem was tight, and meaningful.

  12. Beachanny says:

    Jody loved that you used that word. I remembered its meaning incorrectly. I thought it meant “willing”…what a surprise it meant “light, able to fly”…I think this was brilliant, thank you. I agree with Joy. The short poem was tight, and meaningful.

  13. Jody Costa says:

    too kind Gay~ thank you!

  14. Jody Costa says:

    too kind Gay~ thank you!

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