Sunken Meadow in Summer Wabi Sabi 2013
One can almost taste the sun-warmed tomatoes. And a very touching poem about two little sisters:
of a period filled
with gauzy comings and goings,
she has a vision of two little girls,
how many years ago?
nestled on the floor
the tv tuned to jackie gleason,
some kind of tribute show.
one sister has to leave
going by subtle degrees,
creeping away like a hermit crab
crashing into another world
leaving behind an empty shell,
and her only sister.
no one had the power
to persuade her to stay,
and before she leaves,
she carefully opens up
a hungry space in Esther’s heart.
Wonderful work, Wabi Sabi! Thank you for your deep and meaningful poetry, and for your active and long-term participation at Poets United. We look forward to enjoying much more of your work.