Friday, January 19, 2007


The snow writes a poem
to the earth about silence
the wreck of the moon
breaks again in a pond
as it freezes
looking a little
like the sparkle
in a lover’s eyes.

I stroke the face
of the lover
with my words
the lover is old
sleeping quietly
peace crosses her face
in the pale light
as we succumb
to the old dream
of winter.


Anonymous said...


Russell, you're taking your poetry to new depths and explorations, aren't you?

Excellent and compelling!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Aurora! I'm doing my humble best to push the edges of my little envelope. What a fantastic comment, glad you liked the poem!

Anonymous said...

Timeless moments...

Anonymous said...

russell my dear, i know i don't comment much here, but i thought i ought to let you know that i'm reading and loving every line. i think, too, that the more you write the better it gets. keep up the fine work ^_^

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks gautami tripathy! Yes, they do exactly feel as if they are timeless. I'm deligted the poem gave you that sensation. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi dear sweet Katy! What a pleasure to see your comment. I'm so glad you have been enjoying my poems and thanks especially for taking the time to leave a note. I'm delighted you enjoyed this. Thank you so much for all those encouraging words. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate them! xoxox my sweet!

Pat Paulk said...

The new moon must be bringing the romantic part of our natures out. Seems to be a rash of "love poem" going around. Wonderful poem!! # movies?? I'm impressed!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Good old lunacy and rashes! Thanks for the wonderful comment, my friend.

_Soulless_ said...

the wreck of the moon
breaks again in a pond

So beautiful an image, dear. I could imagine the ripples of moonlight on the surface. ^_^

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks dear soulless! Yes that is exactly the image, flashing brightly and moving like the sparkle in a lover's eyes. I love that image too. Thanks for the wonderful comment, my sweet.

gulnaz said...

absolutely loved it!!!!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Gulnaz. I'm glad you loved this. Thanks for the wonderful comment, I'm so happy you came for a visit.

firebird said...

I love that first stanza--I can see the train of thought breaking and reforming--so beautifully--

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks firebird! I have enjoyed reading your fine poems and am greatful for your wise and appreciative comment on my humble lines. I'm glad you found this enjoyable. You are always welcome here!