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.

8 comments:

  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!

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  7. "I only come briefly..."

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

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  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?

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