Wednesday, September 26, 2007


hi how are you you ask
i love loudly and often
you would want to know that
for example i am always in love
tempestuous inside
i see a beautiful moment
and my words are choked
by travel my heart makes
up my throat
i try to lecture
my students sit wondering
at such a strange man
a man with a splinter
in the mind of his foot
a foot that is an expression
an expression that wants to tell you
how beautiful something just was
an expression that limps
but tells a story
louder than words
it cannot stand on


arch.memory said...

"a man with a splinter
in the mind of his foot"
On days like this, when nothing happens, and nothing is said, it is reassuring to read such an effortless poem that manages to touch...

terrymcdermott said...

A great work. I have not been online much, especially since the Ringing of Bards has stopped.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ashraf! I'm glad I could be there for you this day. Thanks for the great comment, my friend.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Wow Terry thanks! I'm delighted to see you back. Thanks for that great comment!

Pat Paulk said...

I do more stumbling and falling over the feet in my mind than anything. Excellent!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! I know what you mean. Thanks for the great comment, my old friend!

Lorena said...

so beautifully expressed!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Lorena, for those wonderful words! It's great to see you again. I've just recently been to your neighborhood to enjoy your poetry too.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

In love with life and yes full of splinters how my head hurts with them lovely Russel

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I know what you mean. Thanks for that wonderful comment.

divi said...

That was really simple,real and yet touchy!!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks divi! I'm glad you found it so.