The Key to His Heart is Rusty


He watched the cremation through glassy eyes
Scratched out words now erased entirely
Curds and whey down his shoulders
Pray out loud as the ashes drop
Cloud of verbs dissected
Herbs collected
Rejected
Dead

Advertisements

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. itspak1
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:46:20

    Good post… Just killing some time rubbaging around and found your page. Great looking website. I’ll have to add the page to come back and see what’s new. Cheers

    Reply

  2. ManicDdaily
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 07:26:33

    This is a very thoughtful and original poem. The herbs–the curds and whey–are very mysterious and beguiling in the midst of the cremation, etc. K.

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:32:14

      Thanks! Glad you found it intriguing instead of frustrating. The key to this poem is that it’s written about burning love letters of a deceased loved one.

      Reply

  3. Jennifaye
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 13:16:02

    “Cloud of verbs dissected” — brilliant words.

    Reply

  4. Zoe
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 04:43:36

    Hmm… very, very good. Curds and whey and clouds of verbs dissected were flashes of brilliance.

    Reply

  5. The Purple
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 02:45:36

    love the shape, powerful message.

    Excellent!
    Happy Holidays….
    I know you write stunning Haiku, welcome sharing with us,
    1 to 3 or more are welcome.
    no theme.
    Hope to see you in,
    Smiles!

    Reply

Questions? Comments? Criticisms?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 487 other followers

Because Russ L asked

  • 31,548 hits
%d bloggers like this: