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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Old Lady

So, here's a poem that a certain 'anonymous' person sent me. It's something she'd written a couple of years ago. It's very personal, but at the same time I must say that everyone can relate to it. Please enjoy.

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Exhaustion
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Every day blind woman turns the earth
At the roots of her tree, often lifting eyeless
Gaze at the skies in memory of once-auspicious
Star positions.

At last the soil works loose, and dead tree falls.
Again. She begins to work through twigs and nodes.
Probing tearing dissecting measuring gauging,
Anxious fingers clumsy, crushing signs of life.

In the evening, she pushes mammoth trunk upright.
Damps down the clods, packs them tightly round
Mangled base. Every day mad woman pulls up her tree
To know whether it grows.


-'anonymous' 2002
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Isn't that soooo true? Wow....! Thanks 'anonymous,' for gracing this blog with your wizardry and craft...you know what I mean...he he he. ;-)
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