Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hold That Wheel...Please?



Poetics Aside Prompt; For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Hold That (Blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and write the poem. Possible titles include “Hold That Thought,” “Hold That Space,” “Hold That Poem,” or whatever else holds your attention.



Hold that wheel that gently unfurls
Beautiful women over our little girls
Hold that ribbon rushing like the tides
Of spring’s turquoise river as winter subsides

Oh, hold that ruthless rendering of truth
Placing wisdom’s halo over locks of youth
And though we resist it Time deploys its thrill
Startling mortality with its adamant will

Hold that dirge dangling somewhere aloft
Hold that finger so cruel and soft
Hold that moment-thread trickling from the sky
Hold that hour leading to good-by

© Janet Martin
 

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!