Monday, June 28, 2010

A Sign Post

Old iron, black scrolls
and iced in white:

"A dangerous passing"
over a surname.

Indeed ? A family trail
The way back, is briefly lit

then turns with deep shadow
into intellect and daring.

A transplant,
this street sign

once graced a school
in a nearby city;

where most ancestors,
penned History and Law.

Today thick pea stone
discourages walkers

you must leap, decisively.
I only come briefly once or twice a year.


  1. I would like to see that sign! "A Dangerous Passing"! hmmmm. I've passed through many dangerous places, and undoubtedly you have too, since you're in recovery. Revisiting them is hard. I love your last two lines. Welcome to the Poetry Bus. Hope this is the first of many.
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Izzy - I happened to see your response to Argent. It was myself that set the challenge - so thanks for playing along

    I'll put a link up incase anyone else is still looking for updates

  3. an intriguing poem...about an interesting sign...very cool.

  4. Love this poem. The last 2 stanzas are brilliant!!! I like the idea of a decisive leap.

  5. stunning poem.
    love the kitten on the right.

  6. Nice poem. Love your cat pic on the side too.

  7. "I only come briefly..."

    that's our human refrain too, isn't it?

  8. Hi, Thanks for your comment, I love the words 'opportunity for loving something, something', anyway I was trying to find your blog so I could read you. Left myself as a follower on your private blog but the door did not magically open for me! Do you post regularly somewhere else?