Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Chin Up

Hiding in lofts with sandbags at the door
is a cowards game.

We will keep our gazes high,
carry on playing cards

While the waters rise
and forests drown.

Clouds on the horizon
look beautiful at sundown.



off topic for Poetry Thursday.
My thoughts on Guerrilla Poetry (this week's prompt) are over on Alter Ego.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

It is the same here
but,
the good news is that I am starting to hear rumblings!

david santos said...

Thanks for you work and have a good day.

polona said...

i can't quite tell why but i love this one!

Brian said...

You've captured the mentality perfectly for a short poem. Very nice.

Shelley said...

Chin up indeed!

Am going to look for the Japanese book you recommended when I go to the library today...

Thanks for visiting over at But Wait, There's More!"; I'm always happy to see you!

strauss said...

Yes, very true indeed. I was disappointed with the mentality put forth yesterday about the kyoto agreement, the focus was totally about the cost and job losses and "yes lets do nothing". It angered me. Everyone pays the price eventually and perhaps more jobs will be created if different, greener industries and ideas were attempted.
A stirring poem - well done.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sandy - I think you are right about the stirrings, let's hope they are enough...

David, Polona, Brian - thanks

Shelley - I always enjoy my visit, thanks and thanks for visiting back!

Strauss - yes I'm disappointed too, sometimes I wonder what it will take - despite the stirrings that sandy mentions and that are definitely out there...

Rethabile said...

I've seen them at sundown and, yes, they look beautiful. Nice.

Norma said...

Although we probably differ on Kyoto, I think you've done a wonderful job of presenting your view in a poetic form. What if all differing views had to be written or spoken poetically. Giggle.

Penny said...

This is beautiful! Your words are always so thought provoking, so haunting, so gorgeous!