Sunday, November 25, 2007

short list

here is my schedule for today
check room for final presentations
set film study exam schedule
grade papers
post grades
pick up papers at administration
teach class

it doesn t say anything
about staring at the corner
answering phone calls
reading e mails
finding no letter from you
looking at full pages
that are blank

and empty pages that are full
it doesn t say anything about them


ozymandiaz said...

Forgot to put that on your list, eh? Funny how we don't plan for the inevitable.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Ozy! When Agent Smith tells Neo, "hear that Mr. Anderson, that is the sound of inevitability..." I always wonder if there is something more I should be putting on my list. Thanks for the wise comment, my friend!

Pat Paulk said...

But they're there, and never go away... Good one!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Pat! Glad you liked this! Yeh, some things just hang on, don't they. Thanks for that caomment, my friend.

Cecilia said...

hmmm, it evoked a feeling of sadness in me after reading this real piece...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Cecilia! Yes there are sorrows as well as joys - both are real and I'm glad you got to feel something from this poem. I'm just appologetic because it was sadness, unfortunately. Thank you for sharing my moment of sorrow with me and sorry to make you feel sad too. I hope it will pass soon, sweet lady (in fact, I hope it was quickly gone)!

Pris said...

I really like this. The sadness makes it real. No apolgies at all!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Wow that pretty enthusiastic Pris! I'm glad you really like it. Real counts definately - both happy and sad. Thanks sweet lady for those warm words and I'm always glad to see your comment !

Ruela said...

Hi Russell!
I read your "Cartoon" thoughts and I like them very then I make a cartoon work...
Hope you like it.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ruela! Your art work is brilliant and I love it. I'm glad you came by and enjoyed my poetry, my friend. I often think of you when I am writing something that has a strong visual aspect. Thanks for the comment.

Roger Stevens said...

I know the feeling.
My list is a list of lists
Number one is do my tax form
that's top of the real list
But not on the list in my head.

Glad to see you still creating.
Some nice stuff here, as always.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Roger! Yes lists are something to be reckoned with. Nice to have a visit from you and thanks for the kind words. My best to Jill. I'm looking forward to more poems from trips to France, they're always wonderful. Cheers, my friend!