Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fast Go and Slow Mo

Little girl gliding,
All pliés and grand jetés
-hopes for

From on top of hill,
I saw car skidding to crash
-particles fly out.

Baseball rolls to bush,
Tried to find it, felt fur,-snarl!
-set world record sprint.

Drops trickle down slope,
Cutting deep eddies in earth
-behold, a canyon!

Tall case clock chimes twelve,
Pendulum swings to and fro
-waiting morning’s glow.


One Single Impression: Movement


totomai said...

the second one is scary.

liked the first and last 'kus

anthonynorth said...

And they move perfectly into the mind.

WillThink4Wine said...

I was that little girl. Alas, no Nutcracker for me!

I didn't document it, but I once set a World Walking on Water and Climbing a Tree Record when my canoe overturned next to a 12-foot alligator! True!

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, the canyon. Some movement reaches deeper than others.

Deborah Godin said...

I like the one about the clock - waiting!

gautami tripathy said...

The fourth one is very good.

And second one hits hard!


Amias said...

"Baseball rolls to bush,
Tried to find it, felt fur,-snarl!
-set world record sprint."

I remember a day like this one, and got the mark to prove it. Still laughing.

zoya gautam said...

..zooming in on the movement(s) of life itself..insightful..many thanks..

Fledgling Poet said...

These were all so good...I loved the first one! You nailed 'movement' with each and every one. :~)

Pam said...

I like the back and forth of controlled and uncontrolled movement in your poems. Nicely done.

Roswila said...

Thank you so much for that third one! I needed a good laugh. I certainly hope that feeling hand was not hurt, though. :-)

Beth P. said...

Hi Edward--
I liked all these--but espcially the growling fur one! A little tingle...and a smile!

Thanks for all these--

Jim said...

Edward, I liked the first one the best (if my liking it counts).
You did a good sayonara at midnight, the writer's tired. (I had an encore for my ending.)
Thank you for these.

floreta said...

great series. the 2nd one was definitely intense.. like the bit about particles.

one more believer said...

nutcracker...absolutely, was played constantly... tutus... cannot help but smile and remember... the beauty of a movement forming a canyon...

Tumblewords: said...

These are great moments of movements. I liked them all -

indicaspecies said...

Yes, good ones on movement. I like the one waiting for morning's glow very much.

kitehorse said...

childhood experiences (baseball fur) I can feel the snarling snap at my fingers

and all the rest - stop it is too much goodness for one post!!!