Maria Schmitt


[untitled] - Poem by Maria Schmitt

Friends scattered across the courtyard
like transitory shadows
now here
now there
but where
can I find a refuge when I want one
or a gathering when I'm lonely
or just a smile when
the blowing leaves get to be too much?
Bench of wood or composite plastic nonsense
or a tree,
the grass underneath warms slowly
in the sun
that is darting
in and out
quiet and loud
hush, don't make a sound.
Wait for the song to finish
before you speak
because this is the best part -
now past.
Wasn't it great?
The time is 1 2 3...
no longer counting but a ticker
time falling down and down
endlessly
like a leaf spiraling,
destined,
toward the ground.


Comments about [untitled] by Maria Schmitt

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]