Sunday, August 04, 2013


The prompt at Poets United on Wednesday was to write an eight line poem, in the style of William Carlos Williams' "The Red Wheelbarrow"

With my penchant for procrastination, I am only able to post my effort now. This poem is not what it seems. :)

photo by dhester
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a drop into

green moss clings
to walls


has been this way
for years


"I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people's eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Shared on Poetry Pantry #161 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2013

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Blogger TALON said...

"The rolling stone gathers no moss"...and that which sits idle perhaps gathers too much. This was intriguing and so gentle.

04 August, 2013 21:34  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

it is indeed, TALON.
thanks for visiting. :)

04 August, 2013 22:36  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Congratulations on a five Smile piece.
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
I guess you are a poet eh!

04 August, 2013 23:49  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

tight little verses
each alone conjures an image...
the drop into shadows caught me right where there was nothing there is something now...
to compare to the silence.

05 August, 2013 00:59  
Blogger Mary said...

Some things remain the same ...for years.

05 August, 2013 01:41  
Blogger Dances With Vodka said...

well done!

05 August, 2013 02:09  
Blogger Lisa A. Williams said...

Quite lovely!

05 August, 2013 08:01  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thanks for the five Smiles, i need that, it has been a tiring week. :)
er, i guess we are all poets if we can post some poetry stuff on our blogs/sites/etc ? :D


tight little verses, oh yes. i even try to keep to the exact count of syllables. :)


yes, it does. love, for one.

Dances With Vodka,

thanks for visiting! :)


thank you. :)

05 August, 2013 16:18  
Anonymous tinman said...

You sound bitter.

11 August, 2013 08:10  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

perhaps a wee bit, but mostly of frustration.

12 August, 2013 22:36  

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