Monday, January 30, 2006

ODE REVISED

Bathrobe Ode
J.B. Rowell

Thick
Turkish
plain, white, and thirsty
for thoughts
freshly bubbled.

thirsty thoughts,
plain, white and
bubbling into fresh
thickness

wrap around,
cinch belt, keep
fresh thoughts from
slipping down
between hands:

to dos, you dos,
poem starts,
forgot yesterdays,
remember todays,
occasionally
epiphany.


between hands
bubbled thoughts slip
down, wrap tighter
around plain
white on white

yoke of list
across neck
of morning carries
weak protection

day will do what it will

2 Comments:

Blogger Michelle e o said...

I like the repeat of the bubbling.

5:38 PM, January 31, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Michelle - such a silly word really!
:)

5:46 PM, January 31, 2006  

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