Treasure Island

John Thorkild Ellison

(17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

A Day in March


Through the window the still yard.
A cat runs across and disappears through the slender doorway.
What to do on a day like this?
Such emptiness!
Looking out on these dismal rooftops and the wet sky,
One wonders how to interpret the signs:

Wind soughing in the grass,
And water trembling in a bucket.

Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2005

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  • Tsira Goge (1/7/2009 12:57:00 AM)

    Wind soughing in the grass,
    And water trembling in a bucket.
    .............................................
    John, It is a remarkable part... The huge philosophy here lays, and I think from here begins... Here again comes to an end, this poems...
    Best wishes,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Riquetta Elliott (4/7/2008 9:44:00 AM)

    I agree with Esther Leclerc don't take the votes so seroiusly. To be honest I try to understand the other lines, but it is still good though.
    'Wind soughing in the grass,
    And water trembling in a bucket. '

    I like this last line it was very excellent.

    People always tell me keep on writing and fix some of the errors.
    I still write and have some errors, but I still fix my errors.
    I posted my poems and I got 10s and 9.1 because I fix some errors in my poems to make it sound right.

    You can do it Mr. Ellison I know you can write a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (10/6/2006 11:34:00 AM)

    John, don't take to heart the low votes (all that is nonsense anyway) and lack of readership. It doesn't mean anything (tell you why later) . This poem is stark but not so bare as all that; I think it's wonderful. The final two lines reflect the moment, the feeling perfectly... Esther (Report) Reply

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