Odes, Souls, and Everything Passes too Quickly – An Impression: Tuesday Tryouts

If you want to duplicate a flower,
forget paint or pastel,
take petals from the stamen,
placing each carefully in your design

Here, memories collide,
passing between needle points
on mountains or along
sandy shores;
it’s rueful …

No crows fly by,
watch the grackles feed
on city sidewalks
Greenery turns faintly

when you’re nineteen,
it’s yours

Rooms may cry,
never missing
your presence

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6 responses to “Odes, Souls, and Everything Passes too Quickly – An Impression: Tuesday Tryouts

  1. i like the message of not settling for a reflection of what it is you want in the opening…and this plays well with the age you mention later…though i think sometimes later in life we think we cant do that still but…

  2. I like the delicacy of the images, Pamela. Love the idea of the opening stanza.

  3. Margo, that actually came from a conversation I had with a student this week. I like this piece, but it feels quite drafty …

  4. I felt emotions also collided like those memories, aching nostalgia and the realization of wisdom coming with age..I enjoyed reading this.

  5. This is excellent!! I like the instructional of the first stanza…no crows and the last stanza…great poem all together!

I appreciate all comments.

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