Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my first post, 1 year ago

The rhythm of the light

rolls away, rolls away.

An orange orb bounces
on the road, on the road

Signaling the way to begin
or end the day, end the day.

The strain of my feet
chips away, chips away.

My heart heats up a blanket
which drags down, drags down,

While the rhythm of the light
rolls away, rolls away.

Skin’s cold dark drink
renews my speed renews my speed

In center of the road,
tempting pumas, tempting pumas.

Trees are hiding frogs
croaking song, croaking song

and merge with humming crickets
strumming beats, strumming beats

To Night’s rolling blackness
Infinite, infinite:

The rhythm of the light
rolls away, rolls away.

Thanks to my inspirations, Pablo Neruda's Pumas in Love Sonnett XI if you haven't read it.  Blues musicians.
Chris at Enchanted Oak, happy birthday! Running before twilight when the earth glows.  Death when the blackness rolls infintely. Fellow poets and writers and bloggers who take me under their wings and fly with the wingbeat of the rhythm of the light.......


  1. I am not sure what you intended Di but if you read each first line then start back and read each second line it has a truly unique feel and flow to it that brings the imagery to life.

  2. nice...i like the echoes..and congrats on a year...that is awesome!

  3. The repetition adds just the right notes here, Dianne. Repeating like the frog song.

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Doesn't the time pass quickly?

  4. Congrats on one year, thanks for doing it!

  5. I'm thankful I met you. This is one of my favorites of yours.