elysabeth faslund

Rookie (11/23/49 / Thibodaux. Louisiana)

The Gardener's Wisdom - Poem by elysabeth faslund

From what mountaintop did you
Gain wisdom?
Did you cherish the ledges you
Gained the summits with?

What will you use to climb back
Down?
Did you ever notice...watching
Eagles tumbling, playing...
Their talons curled?
Withdrawn?
Not hurting?

Perhaps mate. Perhaps usurper
Of mountain spirits.
Sky spirits.
Never rending...holding you
Cloud-high, spirit-cloaked...until
You realized...no going back.
Never to walk Gardens again.

Keeping your wisdom on mountains
Of ice. Glaciers.
Lonely, misted memories of
Delicately touching Roses...
Empresses of Earth-bound,
Sweet Gardens.

Mountains keep your remains.
Once you were a careful Gardener...
But, exchanged that...for
Wisdom.


Comments about The Gardener's Wisdom by elysabeth faslund

  • (4/26/2008 10:45:00 AM)

    Even wisdom comes not without a price! Obvious depth of thought. Excellent... (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2008 1:28:00 PM)

    A splendid poem Elysabeth! ! A pleasure to read indeed! ! ! *10*! !
    Best regards! , Friend Thad
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  • (4/16/2008 12:46:00 PM)

    ... a delicately touching piece, stylish and thought-provoking. t x (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2008 12:40:00 PM)

    very nice poem, read hall of obscurity, days of the past and basic instinct. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 13, 2008


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