Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Good luck


You stand in silence,
frozen by the morning's glow.

You won't record those
red-framed paintings made of
sun and glass.

Impermeable, you won't absorb
pure honey from those
amber leaves:

you'll let them flee your tired
stare; you'll hear them rustling like
a butterfly storm headed nowhere but
towards its own swift splendour
(or perhaps, the iris in my eye).

And all the while you'll smile
like ice, utter to withdraw,
and carry on your strenuous quest
for something
everbright.


Copyright © 2006 Anna Piutti

19 comments:

Igorevich said...

It is hard to imagine someone who would not be moved by witnessing those beautiful, natural things you write so easily about.

Anna Piutti said...

First of all, thank you for your comment.

People like the one I described do exist, and this poem is about an acquaintance of mine.

MB said...

"your strenuous quest / for something / everbright"
That line says so much, Anna. I do know that people like the one you described exist, but I feel sad for them. There is such sustenance to be received from ephemeral, subtle and natural beauty! You paint some lovely images with this poem. Too bad your acquaintace (and those like him or her) misses out on them.

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Moose!

NIDIA said...

I BET SOME PEOPLE ARE "IN A QUEST" FOR SOMETHING-- THEY FEEL THE VOID -- BUT HAVE NOT DEVELOPED THE ABILITY TO REALLY SEE.

YOUR CHOICE OF WORDS, THE INNER CADENCE.. THE MOMENT YOU CAPTURED WITH WORDS IS JUST BEAUIFUL.

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you so much, Nidia!

Dan Husain said...

Last I visited your blog, I guess, an year back. And this poem reads like - I just picked the thread again. Wonderful Anna. :-)

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you so much, Dan! :)

Plus Ultra said...

Good Poem to usher in 2007, Happy New Year

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you! Happy New Year to you!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sad poem, beautiful imagery.

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you, Juliet; I really appreciate your comment.

Plus Ultra said...

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T. Eyre said...

Beautiful.
Perhaps we share a similiar perspective, a kindred spirit in the joy of the everyday.
I will continue to read you.

-
Telula
telulaeyre.blogsource.com

Ricardo Almeida said...

Hi Anna,

I've been following your blog for some weeks, and waiting for a beautiful words to say to you (trying to reach "your level"). But, it's been so difficult.

I really think your posts are very, very, very good. I wish my answer could be considered like an encourage for you to follow your work.

Can I add you a link (on my blog) for your blog? This way, other people can see your texts.

Have a nice week.

Kisses.

Ricardo.

Lorena said...

we want more poetry anna !! :)

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you! Hopefully soon.... I'm "blocked".

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you, T. Eyre.

horatio salt said...

this is beautiful, anna. i loved:

Impermeable, you won't absorb
pure honey from those
amber leaves