Country Crossing

Country Crossing
Poetry of Thomas Martin

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hummingbird Summer

Morning glories light the morning
Hummingbirds bloom in every blossom’s breath
Flickering of gold dust shook from tiny heads;

Fairy magicians
Glistening the morning light,
A sleight of hazy wings,
A sudden quickening of the heart's delight.

That summer so much too beautiful to bear;
Flying, dancing, humming, being,
Quickening in the cathedral light;
And soaring on some liquor divine,
Divinely mad!
A fool with wings!
The anointed messenger of the gods of play;

For now is the time
Stopped and still in the golden air
I see myself shining everywhere.

(Published July/August, 2010 - Sketchbook)
( (also 1st Place in the Hummingbird Guide 2010 Contest)

Copyright 2003-2010 Thomas Martin, all rights reserved.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blackberry Picking

I see grandmother's bonnet moving above the bramble. My mother tells me not to keep eating berries. My little pail fills so slowly.

mouth drips purple juice
clothes torn, skin bleeding, itching
spill berries again

(Published Contemporary Haibun: Volume 10)