Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Morning Poetry

Wells

The rope jerked up
so the bucket flies
into your catch

pours over you

its
moment
of encasement

standing in sunlight
wanting more,
another poem please

and each time
recognition and caress,
the repeated gesture

of finite things.
Hypnotized by lyric.
This year's kisses

like diving a hundred times
from a moving
train
into the harbour

like diving a hundred times
from a moving
train
into the harbour

~ Michael Ondaatje

Standing in sunlight image above by Maren Celest, first spotted here.

13 comments:

Patti said...

Beautiful imagery Relyn! And I love the picture as well! I hope your week is filled with Spring Forward-y goodness and fun!

Char said...

lovely piece today - beautiful words

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is always interesting to see what you've selected. I don't read a lot of poetry and I like having this moment each week to savor the words.

Hindsfeet said...

LOVE the corresponding photo!!!!!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

"and each time
recognition and caress,
the repeated gesture

of finite things."

is a great line. Happy Sunday!

Marilyn said...

Happy Sunday to you too! Thanks for sharing a beautiful picture and poem.

susanna said...

I have never read this poem before and Michael Ondaatje is one of my most favourite authors! His writing is on such a higher level, isn't it? What he can do with words...wow.

And what a beautiful photograph!

Gigi said...

Oh, yes, another poem please, always. xo

Jeanne said...

Beautiful as always
Love Jeanne

margie said...

i read ondaatje's english patient from start to finish on a beach. even his prose reads like poetry.

Tracy said...

standing in sunlight
wanting more,
another poem please

That's me too! I love the tenderness and imagery here...*swoon*... I just love your poetry Sundays's Reyln! Happy Week :o) ((HUGS))

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a beautiful poem, this part resonates with me:

standing in sunlight
wanting more,
another poem please

Wanting more, wanting more!
Lovely and lovely photo, too.

Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

I love you my sweet friend
Blessings and much love
Thanks for your visits and kind words
Love Jeanne♥

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