Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Spoiling in Virginia

Virginia fields of soybeans wave
Marshy cattails gaze at passers by
Reaching tall from green and gold
Cornstalks tickle clouded skies

Asphalt trail winds among the living
Trees branching across the span
Aching limbs long for more
Embracing spirits with leafy hands

Struggling to maintain her dayshine glory
Beams of fire throb from sinking sun
Hot horizon gulps her downward
Swallowing daylight with a thirsty hum

Sullen sunflowers drop their heads
Bending low, long past their prime
Each sunset marking a gallant struggle
Of standing bravely for a lifetime

Stationary, each living embodiment cries
Rooted so deeply in Virginia soil
Roots give them life with binding purpose
An imprisoned life will only spoil

with imprisoning tethers


  1. For many years I didn't "Get" poetry. I looked at it like abstract art. It was senseless to me.

    Fortunately I learned, what is at least the "trick" or the key for me. I finally saw what I hadn't noticed before.

    Poetry, like abstract art, is not the message but the key to a door. Through that door is a language without words but starkly clear.

    IF... you have the key to open the door.

    Nice Key Tina.


About Sash

People call me "Sash" because I'm a former beauty queen in my old home town. My father used to ride in an MC which got me interested in the culture. After my last divorce I said "goodbye" to Susie Homemaker and became the naughty, biker chick I always felt inside. (Read more...)