Sunday, December 16, 2012

Magpie Tales 148: Lovers and Soldiers
























legions 


hadn't anticipated this 
outcome, rolling stones
notwithstanding, but 
there are reflective 
moments, realizations 
of myriad paths. 

forward, backward - 
hedgehogs and shrews 
know their place in the 
order of universes: 

"let them be," you caution, 
"let them have their path, 
eyes drawn of fire, 
legs in goose-step purpose." 

"cower beside the passive 
moss-skin of naked trees," 
you tease, "winter will 
hide you surely as ice melts 
below the horizon." 


Poem ©2012 R. Burnett Baker
Photo by Andy Magee shared by Tess Kincaid.

10 comments:

  1. "winter will hide you..." gave me chills for some reason.

    Well done.

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  2. ...rolling stones notwithstanding....great lines ...you took me on a journey.

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  3. Nicely written and quite thought-provoking...

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  4. I know too well those 'legs in goose-step purpose' :)

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  5. ..a fine offering Rick... 'legs in goose-step purpose' - i liked it... smiles...

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  6. ..a fine offering Rick... 'legs in goose-step purpose' - i liked it... smiles...

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  7. Beautiful write - made me sigh with pleasure.

    Especially like the last stanza too.

    Anna :o]

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  8. Many amazing lines in this Rick.....beautiful writing as always! :-)

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