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greengrass

January 28, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


greengrass love me say you will
breathing soft beneath this hill
where yellow paintbrush stands too still
to ever be set free
greengrass roots will compromise
the firelight in lovers’ eyes
our feet can’t feel your soft goodbyes
long as they mobile be
greengrass whisper in my ear
confirm the treachery of years
that clings to us and licks the tears
from off our salted cheeks
greengrass howl beneath that snow
frozen watching from below
whole worlds as they crawl so slow
while days turn into weeks
greengrass slide your fingers through
that skywide skyline evening blue
and think back to the times when you
could drink your thirsty fill
greengrass we are only earth
supporting all your endless girth
and as we roll we feel the worth
of simply being still



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 4 2013 at 4:28 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love how this poem is an apostrophe to the grass. And how you personify the grass like a lover. Your descriptions as always are picturesque. As ol' DEan Moriarty says, "I'm diggin' it." 5/5!

migwam ELITE said...
on Feb. 4 2013 at 12:26 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

God, yes. Yes yes yes. Aha :)

on Feb. 3 2013 at 6:49 pm
FlannelSkin PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
23 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If faces are different when lit from above or below – what is a face? What is anything?" - William Golding, "Lord of the Flies"

What poets do you read? Read any Kerouac?