Charles Chaim Wax


Overcome With Awe - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

As I parked the car on East 12th street
a mouse appeared on the outside
of the windshield
a baby, anyway so small
from where
can’t imagine
not brown not white
sky grey
but eyes dark
met mine
but I didn’t know
what to do
looked at the people
walking along
suddenly
I felt like a holy man
intimate
with the mystery
of creation.


Comments about Overcome With Awe by Charles Chaim Wax

  • (12/30/2005 7:19:00 PM)


    Now that must have been spookie Charles! I came eye to eye with a Sparrow Hawk years ago, I was washing dishes, and the window, overlooked a bird table...it had swooped down and taken a sparrow. That moment, is petrified in my mind for life. Amazing eyes they have too. Your mouse sounds cute though! 10 from Tai, nature lover (Report) Reply

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  • (12/30/2005 7:12:00 PM)


    This is great Charles. Those moments of unique experiences that we cannot share with others. They make us feel so...well...blessed, I suppose. Almost surreal, it must have happened. (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2005 6:55:00 PM)


    very nice work as usual...enjoyed much...happy new year to you! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005



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