Theme Thursday  prompt Round

Van Gogh wrote, “Life is probably round.”


All is round

In cycles




Day into night



And the planets, too

From my center

I survey the spot

I occupy

Look all around

All is radial

All is round

I look into your round eyes

See your roundness

See mine

A River of Stones

I see the roundness of my being.

Fly Catchers Building Nests

Fly Catchers

It is the third year

We have returned

Found the little platform

Built by the man

We built our nest — round

The first day I got back

I was outside the woman’s studio

At the top of my voice

I chirped, “I’m back!

I’m home!”

This year has been

A regular soap opera

I lost my wife

Then found another

She left

Mated with another fellow

Then found a wife

That would stay

We had five eggs

That were round

Raised four round chicks

Days of intensive study

Prepared them for life

We will return again next year

As they say in Texas

“God willing and

The creek don’t rise.”

9 thoughts on “July 7, 2011 Theme Thursday/ Poets Asides

  1. oh and i come a-round just to see what your mind spills on the page next…smiles…round and round it goes…where it stops no one knows…though i hope it doesn’t…stop that is…

  2. You brought the law of nature and the universe into very simple terms. What turns around comes around, true enough! It’s perfect to relate it to the 5 round eggs too!

  3. I came over from PA (impossible to comment there – too many) to say how much I enjoyed your bird poem. You found the voice to perfection.

    The other round poem was a bonus!

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