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quiver

by Glenn Currier

inside

i draw the blanket  

around my neck

to cover my shoulder

grateful for grandma’s

patient fingers

on the violet blue quilt

 

outside

the holly bush quakes

to the rhythm

of our first norther

 

i wonder how it survives out there

 

it says:

i shake

i quiver

with a river inside

stop now

and find it

in you

12/10/2003

Posted on 12/10/2003
Copyright © 2022 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Don Coffman on 12/10/03 at 09:25 PM

A remarkable bit of poetry, leaving something to ponder with those closing words.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/13/03 at 12:48 PM

You subtly suggest there is a connection between plant life and humans I think. Shaping of the poem very effective. An evocative comparison.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 12/14/03 at 06:37 AM

A chill hit me while I was reading this. Good poem Glenn. B-r-r-r-r-r....Charlie

Posted by Max Bouillet on 12/15/03 at 03:29 AM

It seems you gather wisdom from nature. I am so glad you share it with us. Great read, dear friend. One that should be taken to heart.

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