Keith E. Sparks Jr.

Keith E. Sparks Jr. Poems

1. I Have Tried To Hold The Rain 10/31/2004
2. Prisms 10/31/2004
3. Again I Move 10/31/2004
4. Beware The Siren 10/31/2004
5. Promise 10/31/2004

Comments about Keith E. Sparks Jr.

  • knot Available (10/31/2004 10:29:00 AM)

    I love your poems Keith! I like the rhythm...nice and slow.
    Ushers excitement of new love...
    Keep it coming!

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Best Poem of Keith E. Sparks Jr.

I Have Tried To Hold The Rain

It’s curious how rain switches slants;
falling to the left, to the right,
buffeted by winds unable to halt
the inevitable descent, the crash,
the splatter on an open palm.

I have tried to hold the rain,
have set my eye on the smallest drops
and worried for their safety.
Nimble though I was, I could not
hold a single one and watched them
splatter on an open palm.

Snow is another matter; fleet of foot
and deftly spinning I gathered flakes
to cradle each in comfort. Delicate,
pristine, tiny mysteries that chilled
my trembling hand but ...

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