Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hope

Early buttered web page morning
sun streaming in the window -
screen hard to read
radiating reflected sunlight.
Clichéd gladness washing away
clichéd malaise as I
rise again to dress
in this tent of day,
hoping for once
to step outside
with my head
in the roof of the sky.

Just one line
might change it all!

16 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

WoW!! Love the ending Russell! One line, sometimes one word, can make or break a day!! Excellent poem!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! I'm happy to have such a perceptive and excited comment. Thanks for such kind words!

Lorena said...

lovely imagery. the poem seems hopeFull.

i love 'cliched gladness'

great one :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Lorena, its so great to have your wonderful comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this. Great to see you again!

Aurora said...

You had me from the opening line.:) Good poem, Russell.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Aurora! Glad this was good for you. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad the pace was good.

Poetry by Kai said...

nice

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Kai!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Some days the sky weighs heavily, as you said just a few words can change it all

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! The only way those some days don't become every day is when that rare day that is different comes along. Thanks for the great comment!

iamnasra said...

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Liam Wilkinson said...

Love your stuff! And thanks for visiting my blog! Please feel free to link me!

Pincushion said...

I could 'see' you, typing away beside a window with the light enveloping you...
and perhaps there was a crease on your forehead or maybe a smile as you rose satisfied with that..
'just one line that might change it all'..!
bravo!
:)

Russell Ragsdale said...

What a great tribute to a wonderful woman, Nasra. I also miss Gulnaz very much and hope all is well for her.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Liam! I also enjoyed your site very much and will be putting up a link when I get the chance later today. Glad you came for a visit, please do so often. Thanks for the kind words

Russell Ragsdale said...

Ah, we have to have hope, don't we my dear Pins? Thanks for the wise and wonderful words!