OCTOBER POETRY

October 15, 2012 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marsha Berry and Laurie Kolp

 

HACKLES

 

by

 

Marsha Berry

 

  

 

Inky clouds unfurl

 

above a washing line,

 

construction cranes tremble creaking,

 

a dog barks questions

 

in a junkyard in the west,

 

a tarpaulin semaphores its answers;

 

the tide runs out

 

leaving bubbling foam,

 

punctuating the horizon,

 

ships line up,

 

a Fibonacci sequence.

 

  

 

Seagulls wheel keening,

 

the air grows crowded,

 

dust and pollen fly,

 

pulsating static electricity

 

raises hackles,

 

changing winds

 

reverse the poles…

 

  

 

Falling rain drops sparkle,

 

caught by sun rays

 

bouncing off the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

SEEKERS

by

Marsha Berry

 

 

the sea slurps at a fishing boat

sotto voce promises of sanctuary

sea gulls quarrel over scraps

 

 

a threesome stands expectantly

young love with a babe

storm petrels fly in formation

 

 

a wad of notes exchanged

halting steps and helping hands

somewhere an osprey screams

 

 

riding swells in the Indian Ocean

lovers dream of picket fences in a refuge

an albatros sheds a tear

 

 

he sorts asylum seeker pleas

caught in a trough of circumlocution

vultures anticipate a meal

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. gmc October 18, at 10:32

    @ marshaTHE SMILING LINENothing but the sea All along the look That stands clear and wide As it always isNothing but the sea Under the rock Where birds are breathing Like the sound of a tearSons of dragons Riding on dolphins Ghost archers of the wind Telling tales of the unexpected

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  2. gmc October 18, at 10:29

    @marshaTHE SMILING LINENothing but the sea All along the look That stands clear and wide As it always isNothing but the sea Under the rock Where birds are breathing Like the sound of a tearSons of dragons Riding on dolphins Ghost archers of the wind Telling tales of the unexpected

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  3. Linda G Hatton October 17, at 18:35

    OMG .. love these! This line sticks with me, "the doctor, sushifor lunch." Perfect!

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  4. ina October 17, at 18:13

    These are both lovely. The first one captured EXACTLY that feeling - plop!

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  5. Misky October 17, at 16:44

    Wonderful poems! It's like a quilt of memories, all composing a very special piece.

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  6. peter wilkin October 17, at 14:40

    Two absolutely wonderful & extremely powerful poems ~*

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  7. De Jackson October 17, at 13:45

    Laurie, these are just excellent, each of their own poignant power...but together: WOW.

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  8. Linda H. October 16, at 19:55

    Excellent work. I especially like the first one, Laurie. I like the transitions in it.

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