Friday, November 9, 2012

Sunflower seeds. How do sunflower seeds teach one to read a poem?

I think of sunflower seeds as commas straightened to appear as apostrophes. In either view, sunflower seeds are punctuation marks that allow silence into a line. Much needed. Even in the midst of drumming, silence is welcomed. When the chant ends, silence prevails and no breath, lost.

Think where these seeds get their origin; their meaning.

1 comment:

  1. the grin of completely lit empty places
    takes her to the next level

    she recalls such times as might not be
    and might never have been in fact

    but fantasy has an option to heal
    so the lights flicker and the sea

    bent to exhaustion
    still finds its way back home

    a freize of frightened soldiers
    stands guard on the upper peninsula

    rash with judgement and well chosen words
    enter, they shout as if they meant it

    so she feels the stir of discovery
    the muted chimes of a place of prayer