Thursday, February 25, 2010



The brass monkey
spilled wax
and just stood there
in total innocence.

Its flickering light
was cast upon
a photo of me, running.

Why is it still unframed?

Can torn and ragged edges
support it forever?

Is having an intention
not to fall
good enough?

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gerry boyd said...

Nice frame for the eternal questions, if you don't mind my piling on the metaphor.

Lyn said...

Hi Gerry-
Thanks for visiting..and pile away!!

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, wow. Wasn't expecting this, have no idea why. Your poem gives me a sense of indomitability, of rough edges that dare to defy the passing of time. This line, in particular, made smile:

'Can torn and ragged edges
support it forever?'

Good poetry makes you think. Yours surely did so and then a lot more. :-)

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Sometimes I don't know what I believe till I write a poem..
ragged edges and indomitability equal survival..
Thanks, always...

Berowne said...

I don't feel dull, I don't feel hollow.
I found myself in your "Blogs I
Follow." :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Very good taste, as usual..Thanks for visiting...

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Lyn, so glad to find your blog! The poem has a tensile strength that I like, all the while seeming about to vanish from the page, float away beyond the frame--does that make sense?
Come visit me in my kitchen when you get the urge--I'll be posting more poems there.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathryn-
Thanks so much for visiting..I know exactly what you mean about floating past the frame..because practically everything I write is a little movie!

Lo said...

Lyn- so glad you found my blog and that I have found yours. Looks like you are a fascinating soul. I will visit often
Love, Lo

Lyn said...

Hi Lo-
So glad to have met up with you! Looking through your bio, I see you live in does my son!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe your running is actually your striving? A thought provoking post Lyn. Thanks for stopping over and leaving a comment.

Lyn said...

Hi Sylvia-
Thank you..that sounds perfectly logical..need comments to see what I've done...

Jeane Myers said...

you make magic out of words - I really like this xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
So glad to see you back, and thanks for the kind words...will try to get out today to face results of yesterday's blizzard!!


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