shaken
from my sleeping bag…
seeds of another summer

 

 

 

(Originally appeared in Chrysanthemum 15, April 2014)


4 Responses

  1. Robert Kingston Says:

    Very nice! Helen.
    Having camped many times I can relate to this.
    It also reminds me of Nick Virgilioso awesome poem.
    lily
    out of the water
    out of itself

  2. Kath Abela Wilson Says:

    Dear Helen I feel a lovely touch of humor, subtle implication and positive feeling here… maybe planted in a bed…sesame sunflower left? Or psychological. And shaken could mean scattered and or cleared out…for a fresh start… but surely a renewal!

  3. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks so much, Kath, for such a thoughtful and wide-ranging interpretation, and to Robert for comparing it to, as you rightly say, Nick's awesome poem!

  4. martin1223 Says:

    window pane
    through this silence
    a snowflake

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