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by Katerina T Nix

Once

I walked in the world and sang to the sky,
called things by their proper names

But now those words won't come
they scatter and hide in the far reaches of
mind and bone and blood.


I am lost.



My path was not made smooth

04/28/2010

Posted on 04/28/2010
Copyright © 2022 Katerina T Nix

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 04/28/10 at 04:50 AM

the path seldom seems to be for anyone... but if it was what stories would we tell?

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/28/10 at 12:49 PM

What a visual punch. Love it.

Posted by Julie Adams on 04/30/10 at 08:18 AM

This piece felt quite "native" to me, when I read it, perhaps it is the naming of things, it felt primal, esp with the bone and blood references...I love the flow, the arc, the progression is immediate but halting, the pause you cause is well timed, well delivered, and left haunting the mind...that last line is just global...kudos poet, lovely piece here...peace n poems to u, jewels xo

Posted by Julie Adams on 04/30/10 at 08:19 AM

...ps, to be clear, by "just global" I meant exquisitely so!

Posted by Mark Stone on 05/01/10 at 01:04 AM

Great Kat. I especially like: "I walked in the world and sang to the sky, called things by their proper names". Did you know that the Arabic term for "noun" derives from the word for "sky"? :)

Posted by Sarah Graves on 05/03/10 at 12:23 AM

You never realize how important words are until you don't have them. I think our ability to articulate thoughts/feelings/ideas to others is part of staying on course, great write. :)

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 05/08/10 at 05:53 PM

This is one of the best pieces I have read. You have to folloe your heart. LIFE is hard. Thanks for this profound write. CONGRATS on POTD! ENJOY!

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