Thursday, February 17, 2011

February


For Vassilis Zambaras, with thanks, in awe

On a boy’s face
the hair of a man
he doesn’t
know.

Beneath
the almond
a flower
in his
palm.


In a breath


a lone                                    starling

                       shivers

        then

is

           gone.




Library Notes:

Several more books added. As always, you’re welcome to browse the collection here.

Update:
“February” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

8 comments:

Transcend Designs said...

wow, love that...

William Michaelian said...

Hello, Brad. Thanks! As I love the poem that inspired it.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I love that too...

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura.

vazambam said...

I am grateful and humbled beyond words when my poems are able to inspire other poets--thank you, William.

William Michaelian said...

Vassilis, as I would say that “beyond words” is the medium through which yours most assuredly arrive. You give us more than poems. You give us lives.

Stickup Artist said...

This poem makes me think of the fleeting nature of time and our brief passage here on earth. I am of this reminded tonight when I am caught up in my little dramas.

William Michaelian said...

Such are our lives, with their own seasons and storms. Thank you, Stickup Artist.