OCTOBER POETRY

OCTOBER POETRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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

 

 

9 thoughts on “OCTOBER POETRY

  1. @ marsha

    THE SMILING LINE

    Nothing but the sea
    All along the look
    That stands clear and wide
    As it always is

    Nothing but the sea
    Under the rock
    Where birds are breathing
    Like the sound of a tear

    Sons of dragons
    Riding on dolphins
    Ghost archers of the wind
    Telling tales of the unexpected

  2. @marsha

    THE SMILING LINE

    Nothing but the sea
    All along the look
    That stands clear and wide
    As it always is

    Nothing but the sea
    Under the rock
    Where birds are breathing
    Like the sound of a tear

    Sons of dragons
    Riding on dolphins
    Ghost archers of the wind
    Telling tales of the unexpected

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