Wet stone

The ancient eavesdropper

A worm wriggles
through a loophole
escaping the
early bird.

Singing inside
a skunk cabbage
amphitheater —
a chorus frog’s
song carries
throughout
the swamp.

An owl’s screech
pierces the heart
of darkness.

My mind
wound tight
as a guitar string —
playing music
only I know
the words to —
I sing my anthem
in soulful silence.

Rainfall triggers
a stampede of newts —
their rough skin scraping
like sandpaper on wood.

Rain-soaked lawn
flowers yawn awake
and worms renew
their bodies in mud baths.

Lost in song
the drab sparrow
colors my world.

Standing
alone
under a
storm cloud —
feeling the
hard rain
wash away
my inhibitions —
readymade as
the puddles
at my feet.

A tree leans
into the wind —
tempered wood.

Branching out
with gnarled digits —
an ancient oak 
palms the sky.

Pink plum petals
plaster the pavement
Spring’s impetus.

In the saddle

View original post 27 more words

Advertisements

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
This entry was posted in Nature. Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Wet stone

  1. Just reading your poem brings a feeling of calm.

    janet

    • Thank you, my friend! You are so kind & thoughtful…I’m glad my poem soothed your soul 🙂 Happy first day of Spring…may you rejoice in many splendored greens! Have a wonderful week, Janet 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. Carrie Birde says:

    Each piece is singularly and deeply felt; but together they chorus “Spring”!

  3. hugr5 says:

    I like that last line, regarding the mind, guitar and the music only you know the words to… that is a good way to say it!

  4. denise0904 says:

    like a bouquet of little verses, beautiful

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s