by Jim Moore
You skim over words without ever reading,
Tell me pearl is a shade that lacks perfection--
Yet there is flow--when you look toward the river,
There is depth of acuity with a lyrical tone.
I smile because I know you've missed the real meaning,
The connection I've painted between metaphors and tenses,
And that composition is more than a melody in the wake of August--
Coffee with two sugars and cream--
There is simply more to understand.
Posted on 07/28/2007
Copyright © 2019 Jim Moore
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by George Hoerner on 07/28/07 at 06:01 PM|
Very well said! I enjoyed the ending. But who amongst us knows the "real meaning". We all believe we do but I wonder sometimes if any of us do. Very enjoyable!!
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/29/07 at 01:26 AM|
Yes!! Yes! and yet you have expressed this so straight forward. I love the last two lines.
|Posted by Paul Lastovica on 07/29/07 at 11:40 AM|
meaning is a personal thing we project onto and pull out of everything. Still, it certainly doesn't hurt to slow down and imagine a multitude of possibilities - or narrow the field for that matter. I like the pace of this - and the invitation to understand more.
|Posted by Kristine Briese on 07/29/07 at 05:04 PM|
This is beautiful in its subtlety. Wonderful piece!
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/04/07 at 03:01 AM|
Beautiful poetics, shades and message, from start to finish Jim; a pleasure to read. Glad I had the opportunity to check it out. Adds to favourites. :o)
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/13/07 at 02:33 PM|
"You skim over words without ever reading" How too often too true! Fits so well a society too much "on the go"!
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/16/08 at 02:24 PM|
Nice to see this as POTD! Congrats!