Friday, November 29, 2013

Bare tree, bright star


Bare tree, bright star,
grave child, thy kingdom
in what your mother knows
when the last leaf
blows.



4 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

I don't know if it's fair, but I hear Keats's "Bright Star" in the first line and the sad light of it shines through the whole poem, for me. Beautiful work, William....

William Michaelian said...

Fair, Joe? To have these few lines heard and seen in such a light? (And the light that is your own.) Thanks for letting me know.

Jan said...

I agree with Joe...he said what I would like to say, but Joe had the correct words as I stumbled over mine. Thank you, Joe :)

Beautiful verse, William~~~

William Michaelian said...

Thanks very much, Jan. Joe is poet, teacher, and friend combined; in my mind, his knowledge and depth would serve us well in the capacity of Poet Laureate.