Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PAD 04/14/10

Two weeks into the Poem a Day Challenge.  Prompt:  ______ Island

BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND

This is where Margaret
and Harman had it all
and lost it all:
house, servants, the library
filled floor to ceiling
with leather bound books.
I take off my shoes and
wade into the river.
The bottom is slick.
The shore is peppered with lumps of clay.
Margaret's grave is over there.
On arrival to the new world
she was an exotic jewel. 
Trying to get up a steep bank, I slip.
My hands land in stinging nettles.
 
 

1 comment:

marigolds2 said...

I may love this one best of all. Love it, absolutely. It's so present, so real.

I just sent you several of mine.

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