29 October 2007

After the Gleaners

I plucked the flowers sprouting from
your fingertips,
green, ripe for the taking,
those awkward stalks
you begged me take

into a jar I put them, onto
the sill they went,
each speaks in turn: I
was a night of sighs, and
I the lace of a cobweb
stretched against your hand,
voicing the insubstantial

and, after the gleaners,
she gathers what might yet
be found, the noise of the
combine harvester long gone,
only the birds for company

shining grains to hoard
against the future, held
hard in the fist, a
promise of bread

and your lands shall
be mine and I
shall be yours

5 comments:

ggw07 said...

This is lovely. I found you accidentally and shall return.
Gretchen

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick said...

Many thanks for your comment.....

MaryAnn

Dav DiDi said...

Bloggers are we,
Poetry are we,
To be in the world,
To get hold of each others..

You wrote a nice poem .. :)

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick said...

Thank you for commenting....I appreciate it!!!

MaryAnn

Sujoy Ghosh said...

great word choice.

sujoy