Littany

November 2, 2009
By Anonymous

You are the sun that continues to rise and fall
but you are not the autumn leaves always changing
You are the dove flitting through the sky
but you are not the sky

You are the seatbelt in a car
but you are not the seat
You are the ocean
but you are not the ocean breeze

Yet I am the fishing pole casted out into the ocean
I am the net picking up fish
but I am not the fisherman, you will always be the fisherman
I am the hook lost in the sea

But I am also the dove flitting through the sky
but I am not the sky
However, you will always be the sun that continues to rise and fall in the sky
And you’ll never be the autumn leaves always changing

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by “Litany.” The inspiration behind this poem is the relationship I have with my mom. How I am still young, naïve and can get lost in this world but she is strong, protective, and wise and pulls me in when I get lost. I think that a major strength in this poem is my comparisons. I would like to continue working on this poem to make it stronger. It’s kind of short and I feel that maybe I should add more meaningful comparisons.

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tibbets said...
on Nov. 16 2009 at 3:57 pm
I like the imagery in this poem. I also find the reason for the poem very moving. As much as the person values their relationship with their mother, I am sure that the mother values the relationship very much as well.


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