Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Skipping Stones - Poem by Mary Havran

Perhaps they don’t throw stones
Simply skipping them instead
Picking and choosing only the best
Sleek, slim, rounded at the edges
Such as will easily skim along the surface
Lacking desire to plum the depths

We, poets, observe them
Driven to distraction at times
Amused at other junctures
Maddened as well in turn
Or merely apathetic
But always perplexed
At these ‘Skimmers’
Whose fundamental immediate lives
Leave them skimming across the surface
Never dipping hands into cold deep waters
Or noticing the stream reflecting
The wonders of the skies

Comments about Skipping Stones by Mary Havran

  • (12/29/2007 7:30:00 AM)

    Mary, your analogy using stones is outstanding! Anyone reading this poem for its deeper meaning will get a very valuable lesson in life. Too often, we skim the surface without taking life and our experiences seriously enough. Beautiful write! Take care, Beth (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2007 7:29:00 PM)

    I enjoy your fine poem. Thoughts are worth a pondering. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2007 5:04:00 PM)

    Ah, thank you helping
    me to skip a stone; now off
    to pencil a poem.

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  • (12/28/2007 2:49:00 PM)

    I like - much!

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  • (12/28/2007 2:26:00 PM)

    well're a true poet... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 28, 2007

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