Friday, June 3, 2011

a puddle of sun

there is a puddle of sun
in my front yard that refuses growth
again I am forced this day to stand
straight up in it and confess all earthly

its carcinogenic rays
pierce my thoughts, worm
their way into the organs I have earmarked vital

burn they do, all
burns, as

reference to a collective self
succumbs to their tranquillizing calm, until
all words are lost in flame,
warming to hot, hot to bone,
to marrow
all crumbles to a mound of coal black ash
outlined and edited by the bluest of sky, summoning a
collection soul worthy, bone to word, word to bone melded
molded into a compendium
of sacrifice

copyrighted 2011

Posted for One Stop Poetry, Friday Poetically
Photo by Dave Beckerman - New York Photo Blog


  1. Beautiful! Love the imagery of "puddle of sun."

  2. edited by the blue this..and the puddles of sun..

  3. Sounds like the tale of the descent of the Phoenix, wonderfully told.

  4. nice puddle of sun you got there...hopefully it just takes that which you no longer need...

  5. The purifying power of fire, of sun. Your words are searing.

  6. You are quite a composer. I always have to read your work at least twice. I am in awe, as always.

  7. This really is inspired poetry, I love this write. "bone to word, word to bone melded
    molded into a compendium" amazing wordplay. ~ Rose

  8. As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. You imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

  9. I always stand in awe of the depth and scope of your insights, barb. love your take on the image prompt.

    bummy / monty

  10. Very deep and thought-provoking, bkm.....great writing!