Sunday, April 30, 2006

chameleon shift

green in a world of leaves

darkness, yes darkness is good


brown, try to remember

slither and segue from safety to safety


for a moment, on a leaf

long, slow, staring

legless as a cucumber


restless with recklessness

rage, standout and return

8 comments:

lometa said...

Have passed, I thought, a whip-lash
Unbraiding in the sun,--
When, stooping to secure it,
It wrinkled, and was gone.
-ED, A narrow fellow in the grass

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi lometa! Glad you came by for a visit. Hope you enjoyed this and glad it made you remember that wonderful passage from ED. Thanks for sharing it.

Pat Paulk said...

"...staring legless as a cucumber..." great line Russell!! I've been known to "slither and segue from safety to safety"! Great poem!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Glad you enjoyed it! You've been on a real roll, lately. You have been showing astonshing depth and range. I've been working on some minimalist stuff in the near past and really enjoying it - you know, 1 to 7 word poems. I'll post some soon. Also, check out Mike Snider's new free verse poem.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

A word chameleon blending in with the text, given away by slight of hand I really like this

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! When I wrote this, something about the images reminded me of your work. Glad this slithered through your mind in such a happy way.

Aurora said...

A whimsical write.:)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Aurora! Whim the metaphore strikes you, use it - that's my motto! Seriously, thanks for the nice comment.