Friday, September 02, 2005

my burden is light

i like to move easy with dawn
the hours and moments of my life
blow through a
wind tunnel
as i watch

i see nothing passing
but i feel the absence
how can this precious
be less tangible
than its absence

how can these words
be no more than a
record of our thoughts
yet our thoughts be of
such stuff

that can anchor a
moment to pleasure
so solidly it cannot
be moved by even the
strongest

or sorrow
close up a life with
tomb like stones heavy
as the pyramids
solid

ignorant
yet only that sense organ of the
mind can touch them
just as we touch each other with our eyes
more tenderly than any hand

12 comments:

gulnaz said...

i see nothing passing
but i feel the absence
how can this precious
be less tangible
than its absence
Perfect Russell!
just as we touch each other with our eyes
more tenderly than any hand
loved this!!
awesome talent!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks sweet Gulnaz! Such wonderful comments; makes me want to dance around the room! Glad we were together in this moment. Your response makes me feel as if I have been waiting my whole life to share this with you!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

just as we touch each other with our eyes
more tenderly than any hand
the expression of the meeting of minds

Russell Ragsdale said...

Yes exactly Sue! Just because it's unseeable doesn't mean it's unfeelable!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Russel CJ sight is the Village tales of Fercum Swarbery I know I spelt it wrong but you get the idea.

you need to read some of the back issues it's pure lunicy in the most complementary sence

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! VToFS has become a favorite of mine since the nicker snitcher has been running amok! I've been there this morning for a look or two and you're right, the vile dastard will enjoy his punishment far too much! Thanks for the check back!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Perhapse he should be made to wear a lumberjack shirt and sing manly songs.

Russell Ragsdale said...

We better tell cj; perhaps he does wear a lumberjack shirt and sing manly songs when he's not nicking knickers!

Gama said...

Is nice to be back and read your poetry :-)You never disappoint me :-)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks gama! It's nice to have you back! I'm looking for lots of new poems on your blog.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Perhaps he's really the perfect man manley on the outside but everytime he returns home he brings you langeriee, sure that looks wrong on many levels but it could work

Russell Ragsdale said...

I suppose Sue but, beyond a shadow of a doubt, cj is working hard at making us consider the reasons for why he is who this half likable perv is. I think he's doing a bang up job of it!