Alistair Plint

Bronze Star - 2,369 Points (07 August 1973 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

A New Word Today - Poem by Alistair Plint

Invented a new word today
happened when walking
up the hill
Along the cobble path
past the
fruitless Avocado
[a majestic tree]
Looked at the now
dried fresh water spring
where many a white dove
had bathed before;
today, just barren and bare

I arrived at the Olive
there stood my tree
[that I had visited so many times before]
suffering the winter
and the autumn before it
To tell the story
I needed a word
so I blessed and christened
"leaf-less-ness"

Bared my feet
Filled lungs
with fresh spring air
contemplated Sandy
Turned, to make my descent
I realised I had finally experienced
"leaf-less-ness"

The voices in my left ear
sang louder
than I had heard them sing before
"well that took a lifetime"


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Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Original 30th October 2012
Modified 24th April 2018
A metaphoric write that includes the deleting of historic literature and the Huricane Sandy. The seasons of weather and the seasons of creativity are also brought up here.
A metaphoric write that includes the deleting of historic literature and the Huricane Sandy. The seasons of weather and the seasons of creativity are also brought up here.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, May 11, 2018


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