Friday, August 7, 2009

Journey [Notebook] :

Working your way outward

your words seem indistinct

of meanings

thrown together

like a mosaic of many colors.

Everything falls into place


Time loves a consistent objective

and abhors dilly-dallying,


and small words.

Some people

"Speak softly,

and carry a big stick."

Others, more reserved,

by far,

bring to the table

the same-old patterns,

attached to faulty wiring;

a house,

of many voices,--electric

--soon to short-out.

As you move forward,

carefully question

the many points of departure.

Your Journey,


carries each word


from the start.

`x~William ~copyright ~ 08/07/09


Lil Bit said...

I like walking on this lil journey with you, Will... each step holds something new. Lovely stuff here.

a's anonymous said...

nice, there's a very captivating presentation to this piece. fluid usage of language and structure.

Erin Davis said...

I just love this.

William H. Balzac said...

Lil Bit~~ Hey you! You're always welcome to join me on this journey. Thanks, for your kindness & friendship.

a's anonymous~~ I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. I've been thinking a lot about what the writer brings to his words. You've touched upon an aspect of sound & structure that I'm finding important to what I'm trying to get across. Thanks, for your well read analysis.

Erin Davis~~ It's a writer's poem, for sure. Do you have a blog Erin? I seem to have lost the addy. Thanks, for reading and commenting.

Erin Davis said...

Here it is:

Thanks for asking! :0)

William H. Balzac said...

Erin~~cool beans! Thanks.