Robert Ronnow


To Have Loved Mary - Poem by Robert Ronnow

Today is Sunday and I'm going to the ocean
or maybe not. Definitely not doing the laundry
or maybe I will. Moss and even a small tree
grow in the rotten stubs of the pier pilings.
The city is Seattle and it has a macho airport.

Give me the comfort of a moose knowing its
water supply. The mosquito's acceptance of its position
among a million mosquitoes. The pool of stagnant
water that remains one with the mothering ocean.
I drift on the air, less than a seed, a bacteria.

Or I am human, big dick, big brain containing
universal philosophic affidavit. Pleased by
the churning of my tongue, sexual enlightenment,
devout prayer, gourmet dining. I swear
it is best to be alive and to have loved Mary.

Topic(s) of this poem: acceptance, air, city, human, love, ocean, prayer, today, tree, water


Comments about To Have Loved Mary by Robert Ronnow

  • Chinedu Dike (2/15/2018 8:53:00 PM)


    Well conceived and nicely brought forth. Thanks for sharing Robert. (Report) Reply

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  • Loppo Louie (6/21/2017 9:14:00 AM)


    Ode to Mary
    the gracious girl with
    the curves,
    to have delighted with the time
    we have spent.
    O Mary.
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/21/2017 9:12:00 AM)


    I am human, big dick, big brain containing
    universal philosophic affidavit

    tongue, sex, gourmet, stagnant pool, mosqutos, pier pilings. and the moss..... so many ideas that come in your description of perception. a very nice poem from your poetic mind.... thank you dear poet. tony
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  • Pamela Sinicrope (6/13/2017 8:27:00 AM)


    I like this poem that connects the seemingly unconnected....You start with a thought about laundry, then musings on moss, mosquitoes, and bacteria. Finally in the last stanza, you come back to yourself and the joy of being human. I like that last line and the title. (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2015 8:30:00 PM)


    very catchy poem, collapsing the general to the specific (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (3/8/2015 10:44:00 AM)


    so sweet and soooooooo simple..........liked the earthly appeal.....so natural..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 11, 2015


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