Carry the fruit aloft, for if they fall, so you shall descend

June 21, 2011
By lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"...I wish none of this had happened." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."


my hands hold many plums
and white wool covers my
eyes.
bright cocks
peck round my still feet
my nose is thick
with mud and
green.
early morning
does not know
how to intrude.
She stands still
like me,
and holds plums,
keeping them safe
from the fowl and the mud.
Together we stand,
and inhale the
calm quiet,
but she wears no wool
over her eyes.

The author's comments:
Vivid imagery. I'm still working this one out. Two figures, one who can see the truth and one who cannot and is aware of it. Also, keep the fruit from falling in the mud. It sticks and it's a metaphor for something...

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