How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #5 Archive
 Empty Pockets
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Empty Pockets

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


0 posted 01-31-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



Empty Pockets


You dismiss my bare feet as mere whimsy,
a pleasure for which you've no time,
though what pleasure you found in their soft, supple skin
when truer treasures were not so confined.

You've just summoned the clerk from your office
for a deadline, an editor's call  
yet you've time to stop talking and watch me
as I empty my pockets in the hall.

As you stand here before me in earnest
and I, before you, sadder still,
to have measured the dose of disdain from your eyes
to have swallowed dismissal's hard pill.

You're staring, quite curious, at treasures
found all through my stroll on the grounds,
the bits and the baubles of nature's intrigue
smooth stones, velvet leaves that I've found.

To yourself you propose you don't know me.
To my eyes your expression bares truth,
and I wonder how someone can manage to walk
with empty pockets so laden with proof.


Dear LadyClaire


© Copyright 2000 Meadowmuse - All Rights Reserved
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


1 posted 01-31-2000 11:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hi Claire! Nice to see you finally! Lovely picture! This poem reminded me of my granddaugher and her little treasure collecting escapades! She must have given us every stone and seashell ever seen! We have these treasures lined up on the kitchen window sill. I enjoy them daily. It's too bad for the people who can't find joy in lifes little treasures like these!

Denise
First__Knight
Senior Member
since 11-08-1999
Posts 688


2 posted 01-31-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Proof is in the understanding.  This is so laid with such.  Love how you cause your words to flow in this.  So well written

 I used to be schizophrenic, but we're ok now so don't make me mad cause I'm running out of places to hide the bodies......LOL


Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


3 posted 01-31-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You come up with such intreguing subject matter. How your mind does work!, and then spins a verse as lovely as this.
Liz
Songbird
Member Elite
since 12-15-1999
Posts 2211
California


4 posted 01-31-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Beautiful and thought provoking. I enjoyed this very much.
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


5 posted 02-01-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Claire-
How lovely this is.
'Empty Pockets' not empty at all.
This is full of love.

Life's little treasures
in little-boy measure
fill the pockets
of my memories.

Well, I just think this is wonderful !
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Skyfyre
Senior Member
since 08-15-99
Posts 1966
Sitting in Michael's Lap


6 posted 02-01-2000 12:25 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

The last line really cinched this one with a hollow note ... congratulations Claire, you've done it again.  

Brilliant!

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


7 posted 02-01-2000 06:57 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Denise...I'm glad it reminded you of something as sweet as your grand daughter and her treasure hunts. Yes, I do feel sad for those who haven't the capacity to enjoy life's realest of treasures.

First Knight...thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this piece. Yes, the proof is certainly in the understanding.

Liz...thank you, I'm glad you liked this, though it was written from personal experience more than imagination, and happened just as I have set it down here. Interesting how little things like pockets  can tell so much about a person, isn't it?

Septsong...so glad you enjoyed.  

Marge...thank you, and I love your little verse there!

Skyfyre...thanks. I always appreciate and respect your commentary!

Claire

Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


8 posted 02-02-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"Empty pockets laden with proof..."
That works beautifully....
RobertB
Senior Member
since 09-26-1999
Posts 1121
Champaign, IL


9 posted 02-02-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Hi Claire....it is nice to see you!!!

I enjoyed your poem....well done.

Robert
RobertB
Senior Member
since 09-26-1999
Posts 1121
Champaign, IL


10 posted 02-02-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Hi Claire....it is nice to see you!!!

I enjoyed your poem....well done.

Robert
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


11 posted 02-02-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Nan...thank you for reading. It's a bit different for me, but thought I'd post it.

Robert...hello, hello   I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you!


Claire
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #5 >> Empty Pockets Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors