Learn More

Christopher Withers


the shimmering sun's eternal wake


the sun becomes an incandescent sword,
a shimmering arc,
drawn across the rivers surface, as
laughter rings out - scaring into flight,
a nearby flock of birds.
we play within the frigid water,
trousers rolled to knee,
goose-pimpled legs kick plumes of water,
aimed at the other, splashing,
laughing, lost
to this freezing moment.
unknown to us,
the rippled surface records our play,
each step and kick resounds across it’s face
- mixing with the ambient waves -
a seemingly incoherent
interplay of fragmented patterns
riding bow and trough, living longer
than we could ever fathom. so that,
if a passenger along this route
ever found such an eye
as to playback those ripples,
they would eventually find
our warm legs, and laughs and life,
occupying a minute faced of time,
occupying that cold, deserted place,
for a while at least.

Submitted: Thursday, November 23, 2006
Edited: Friday, November 26, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (the shimmering sun's eternal wake by Christopher Withers )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. True Love Never Dies, lou parks
  2. Untitled VII, Sierra Staten
  3. The unblamenesses allay wounds, Pijush Biswas
  4. I Move, So I Am, Tanja Henderson
  5. Life Dances, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. Looking Kyle In the Eyes, Kyle Schlicher
  7. Besten Dank für den Gruss, Wolfgang Steinmann
  8. Birthday poem, Wala' Qamhieh
  9. If you want to be my inspirer, Elius Rubby
  10. Being in love, Sahra Hussein
[Hata Bildir]