Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Front Walk


Instead of graves, why don’t we scatter like these geranium petals?

(first publication)


Updates:
“Front Walk” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: underwater trumpets.

3 comments:

RUDHI - BY CHANCE said...

Beautyful idea! Much more nicer than ashes; but who minds, evrything will be composted once...

awyn said...

Or better yet, like capucines, which can be gathered up and added to a summer salad, to be eaten by our friends. :)

William Michaelian said...

As a matter of fact, this morning I found some nasturtiums creeping into the backyard through the neighbor’s rotting fence. I wrote the poem too early, I guess.

Rudhi, many years ago my wife’s brother and I were hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. In the distance there was a forest fire. At one point, ashes started falling on our arms. Then the weather turned cold and we realized that the ashes weren’t ashes, but tiny snowflakes....