Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 26,019 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Climb - Poem by Glen Kappy

from 'While Passing Through'/Summer

August sun rising.
In nook on quiet street
Morning Glories climb.

Topic(s) of this poem: flowers, growth, mystery, summer, summer time

Form: Haiku


Comments about Climb by Glen Kappy

  • Daniel Brick (9/6/2017 3:47:00 AM)


    What a surprise! And a welcome one! I've never quite understood the lure of climbing. The risk seems to outweigh the benefits of a vista. It seems to derive from our human arrogance. I was expecting to dins such a poem - Edmund Hillary on Annapurna confused about why he did it. Because it's there, he said to the press, thereby adding ignorance to arrogance. But instead you give us morning glories in their natural reaching up into the air for sunlight. No arrogance, no blather, just a peaceful morning. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (9/6/2017 7:22:00 AM)

    and again, daniel, you read me perfectly. what made this especially nice was that it was so unexpected- this walk near a school during a prep period, this poem idea. thank you. -glen

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  • Edmund Strolis (9/2/2017 8:05:00 PM)


    We should never crave the view from a peak to stimulate our senses. Sunrise, a nook and Morning glories revealed is peak perfection as is this poem. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (9/3/2017 8:00:00 AM)

    of course peaks can be breathtaking and thrilling, but how many peaks can we go to? meanwhile, i continue to be amazed how i go for walks not caring if i write new poems, and stuff just keeps on coming while i look about and take things in. each noticing, each insight, is a kind of peak, no? thanks, edmund. -glen

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (8/31/2017 2:03:00 PM)


    Such unassuming beauties! Trust you to notice them. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (8/31/2017 5:27:00 PM)

    thanks, laurie! and here i was thinking no more morning walks (with being on a school schedule) so therefore a reduction in poem writing. but... appreciate you following my poems. -glen

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 31, 2017



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