Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Chasm - Poem by Mary Havran

On the edge I stand
Constructing paper airplanes
Crisp clean fresh sheets
Free of any dark remark
Regrets, recriminations
Would only weigh them down

Hope the force that lifts
Fate determines course
Urged by gentle thoughts
Love or luck sees them across

Dove gray morning moments
Whispering pink dawns
Busy blue-sky days
Shouting orange sunsets
My thoughts sail out toward you

Whether under full faced Moon
Or tiny silver slivered smile
Moonlit, Moonless
Starlit, Starless,
Paper planes I launch

Hoping you might walk
The chasms edge and find
Crumpled gliders there


Comments about Chasm by Mary Havran

  • (1/28/2016 10:19:00 PM)


    building dreams
    to crumble after
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  • (1/27/2008 10:44:00 PM)


    Images are so clear that I want to go out and look for some of those 'crumpled gliders' (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2008 5:19:00 AM)


    Beautifully done Mary. (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2008 2:39:00 PM)


    really gorgeous choice of words, images and sentiment. thank you (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2008 5:11:00 PM)


    Masterly in construction and delivery (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2008 5:03:00 PM)


    The images you create a simply majestic. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2007 7:19:00 PM)


    I liked these rhymes and use of repeted consonants.

    Whether under full faced Moon
    Or tiny silver slivered smile
    Moonlit, Moonless
    Starlit, Starless,
    Paper planes I launch

    An original way of presenting your thoughts and wishes.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2007 10:02:00 AM)


    Charmingly fresh metaphor. The rhythm and language flow beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2007 6:35:00 AM)


    thank you for this poem. i could really relate to it as a reader. (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2007 11:04:00 PM)


    Nice thoughts sounds like a relationship that is also on the edge... hope it surrvived. (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2007 7:49:00 PM)


    Thanks for sharing it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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