we seek for the authentic
even vinegar and rust
to wholly nourish us
full strength and in the moment
we seek lyrics for our thought
nouns of amethyst and pearl, and
adjectives of stained glass windows, and
verbs to sting like honey dripping bees
we sip euphony from skylarks
savor cadence clarity
tongue their syllables of pulse
oh … we crave a braver music
to fill our marrow bones
Artist: Ilka Gedo
Dear Readers, Amazon.com now carries a paperback edition of Chance and Timing: Poetry in which I include the above “Even Vinegar and Rust.” Should you buy this my second book of poetry, please tell me so I may thank you. Even if not, know I greatly appreciate my readers and value their comments and especially their “likes.”
12 thoughts on “Even Vinegar and Rust”
Bonnie, this is exquisite. Every. Single. Word. Perfect.
You are a most generous reader, Sharon. Deeply grateful, yes I am.
This one is to savor Bonnie…. I feel your love of Emerson matched here. The title is perfect. Come into my kitchen! I just made bone broth…seriously!
Exclamation point, Jana, for “bone broth” is poetry, and I hope if you’ve not already written such a poem, you will consider it. So powerful. And Emerson you think … transcendentalists got their hooks into me my junior year of high school. Never, thankfully, let me go. Smiles, dear distant friend.
Wonderful poem. Just went to Amazon and put in an order for the book. Loved your last one.
Grateful thank you, Andrew! They’ve each a separate identity for themes. Hope you like it. This one has extra pages at the end on purpose. Probably not my best idea, and I’ll ditch them at some time for subsequent printings. Go ahead and use them for shopping lists. Smile.
Beautiful and deep. Lots to think about when I read this one.
Then, I’m glad I wrote it, Nancy. Thank you very much.
This one has extra pages at the end on purpose. Perfect.
I’m pleased you have it, and like the extra pages. They’re for fun. Can’t have too much fun. Smiles …
I’m proud of(p) you own it, and like the additional pages. Smiles …
Most grateful for your interest … and noticing. Very meaningful to me. Smiles …