Friday, February 10, 2012

Contemplating Moments from the Bank of a Brook

They hover momentarily
Infinite breaths of possibility
Before slipping over the edge
Joining the rush of weightless centuries

Inexperience begins its lessons
In a fresh generation
Of eager-eyed adolescence
Greedy with desire to experience

…and all I am able to do
Is marvel at our ability
To repeat its bitter mistakes
Even with history’s mirror of

© Janet Martin


  1. I prefer to call them bitter-sweet :-), makes me feel better.

    Another beauty, Janet. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. yes, bitter-sweet for sure...and ever the patient teacher:)

    Thank-you and have a lovely week-end.


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