Carolynn Shaw


Signals - Poem by Carolynn Shaw

Spring breeze shakes lose
Ash seed. I spiral into
their dance of disconnection.

Sheets hung on a thin line,
billow in the wind. A white
cloth waves from the pine,

like a flag of surrender.
I think of you Judah – a
Pale presence behind me.

Your eyes like riverbeds,
filled with secrets – with
the coming and going of shadows.


Comments about Signals by Carolynn Shaw

  • (7/25/2007 1:52:00 AM)

    Masterfully communicated apprehension. Something is going to happen, though maybe not just yet. It's suspended... Excellent write, Julia (Report) Reply

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  • (6/1/2007 3:50:00 PM)

    Intriguingly mysterious (as well as imagey and sensuous as I said before) . Best wishes, Gina. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 4, 2011


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