WORDS BOUND TOGETHER WITH TWINE

On another day

In another time

Far away

Bones were stacked

Like cord wood

Tied with a skein

Of woolen yarn

The color red

 

The sound of a guitar

Floats above the sage

Joins the sound of church bells

That welcome the morning

A sweet refrain

 

On another day

In another time

Far away

We walked along the sea

Kicked sand

Collected shells

You would run to each shell

Bend down

Examine it carefully

 

Today, with the weight of the world

Upon us

We collect stones

Count shameful transgressions

Rest in the shade

Of our wig-wam

Bind words together with twine

 

August 5, 2018

Wordle 363

19 thoughts on “WORDS BOUND TOGETHER WITH TWINE/ THE SUNDAY WHIRL — P9OETS UNITED POETS PANTRY

  1. Twine is such a fragile binding, yet sometimes that is all we have, so we bind and hope and pray—and sometimes the binding holds!

  2. My goodness this is potent! I like: “Rest in the shade of our wig-wam/Bind words together with twine”

  3. How apt that you have compared the current population of America with the first peoples who now have to contend with a new inveader of their land, lives and way of life. One of the best poems you have written Annell.

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