Poet Dragon

Rookie - 220 Points (1-13-1983 / Pine Bluff, AR)

They Tremble - Poem by Poet Dragon

The winter wind is wonderfully warm today,
clouds, contrails mostly, criss-cross the sky,
white spaghetti in blue sauce, and spicy

The trees rock gently in the desert's breath
birds play games merrily in the sky,
wild squirrels dance psychotic summersaults

It is morning, the must of mondays is moribund
soothing shadows sing with simmering spirits,
dust and debris lies dead on the driveway,

In the car we huddle, and I tune to bluegrass
we drive, far up the canyons, smiling and laughing
here we are, finally; on this back country road

Here blue brush bows along the bumpy road,
hawks hang high above in hungry harmony
and gum trees gather in guarded groves

We watch the trees, listen to the subdued wind
a moment only, we see the leaves tremble
they tremble, and then one by one, they fall

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  • (3/13/2007 12:12:00 PM)

    Not many people get the impact of poetry anymore. They don't stop for the blank spaces between the words, and most poets don't write those blanks in, either. It is a dull poem without them. This one was wonderful, the spaces between the words were thick with atmosphere! Thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 9, 2011

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