Posts Tagged ‘Poem’

The Flight of the Queen

March 16, 2018

The Flight of the Queen

The Queen had enough
and scowled at the King,
– who paid no mind –
took off her crown,
swept back her hair,
and with a grand sweep
defenestrated it!

Where it startled a cat
traipsing by
who scampered off
to later return
and sniff the cold metal
and paw the bright gems.

With a train in pursuit
and the guards all lined up
like a column of sconces,
she left the castle.

Under a cloudy sky
she came to a halt,
raised her hand to command,
“Bring me a carriage!”
Attending maids
scattered to obey.

The Queen now ensconced:
bumping along over brick roads,
bumping along over stones in the dust,
bumping along over the muddy trail,
out of the kingdom,
and into the forest.

Her anger settled
– a falling curtain –
enough to take hold
in a lesser place.
Reason raised up
to then take over

Where to now…?
Where goes the Queen … ?

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The Planting Song (poem)

February 19, 2018

The PLANTING SONG

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!
Time for a planting song.

May this field be fertile
and the seed in the ground fecund.

May the Sun be bounteous and the rain nourishing.

May crops grow tall and cover the ground in color,
and ripen when full, free of pests.

May all this happen and we be blessed!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!
Time for a planting song.

September Here …

October 7, 2017

September here is beautiful.
Heat is gone and winter’s at bay.
The leaves turn and twirl through the air.
Frost in the morning. There’s work to do.
Smoke from the chimneys. Children at play.

Quatros – A new sampling

May 7, 2017

What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison between two things, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning. – Tom Hendricks

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more like lightning
than a lit candle.

the Big Bang
is a clown car.

there are stars
above the clouds.

Blue girl or
just the light.

Now
soup

snowflake
in the sun

Above our heads
a crown of stars

in the wake
of the Moon

The parents braced,
“Release the children!”

Crop of Lightning

Wolves (poem for sci-fi Writings in Science)

December 3, 2016

Wolves

From the cliff
we watch the wolves
cross the valley
in a line.
First 3 old
and sick set the pace.
Then a line of
five strong ones,
followed by the
rest of the pack.
Then the 5 strongest
and the alpha male
that controls the line
from the rear.

(I may add this to any revisions of my sci-fi novel Writings in Science, a History of the Future.)


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