Friday, April 2, 2010

30 Days, 30 Stories: "Blink With Me"

That which in the lightning flashes
forth, makes one blink, and say 'Ah!'
--That 'Ah!' refers to divinity.

Kena Upanishad


Lightning in my eye, thunder in my ear
rain on my face and shoulder, cold in
my breath, the moon shining through
a cloudy shroud

Asp on the ground, leap of grasshoppers
hawk in flight, squirrels in
trees, fallen leaf resting near
my feet

Height of a redwood, crash of a wave
rumble of an earthquake, the number of
stars, rocks rolling at the head
of a landslide

Ancient walls, cathedral towers
stained glass windows, the speed of
a fastball, a mile run in less than
four minutes

Swollen belly, stare of a baby
dance of a child, the struggle for
life, nodding of age,
and you.

Ah!

--Scott Rhoades

2 comments:

Taffy said...

Great idea! Made me think and imagine.

Tiff Dominguez said...

I admire anyone who writes poetry. Brings to mind some thoughtful images.