Some necessarily choose
a darker sky and shoot up
to shine and twinkle
for the star catchers
to be beyond me-
I let them go with a sigh-
a few stay to let me collect
molten words of their hearth-
I feel their street urchin breath-
hear their buzz for a new bloom-
see their muddy feet-
on the other side of rhythm-
I make my home corner
with their stale wrath of desperation
Posted for Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017 # 21 hosted by Thotpurge
Shared with Poetry Pantry #388 @ Poets United
22 thoughts on “Poetry (Micropoetry #21)”
And I love to read them all..pulled back from the stars or caught running around with desperate street urchin breath…wow!! Thanks for sharing with Micropoetry Month!!
“see their muddy feet-
on the other side of rhythm-
I make my home corner”
these line i luv best
Happy Tuesday Sumana
Some interesting twists in this. I at first thought the darker sky could be a bad thing. But we all have to find our contrast in order for our full brightness to be appreciated. I am still not sure though because of the street urchin breath and the desperation there in the end. Sometimes it can be so overwhelming though with so many people and stories crushing in on you.
You made me think today.
Such a powerful poem – i loved the imagery
I feel that there are those who feel the urge to distance themselves from gravity and dark realities… and maybe we should just let them go and focus on the soil we live on.
We may live totally different lives but street urchins are still part of our world and we part of theirs. Who knows I might be sharing their life next month!
What a wonderful phrase: “stale wrath of desperation”.
People must find the places that suit them best, whether it is shining in the dark or blooming on the earth. If we are left earthbound, at least we have the comfort of others who see the beauty of the “molten words of their hearth.”
This makes me think, Sumana. It is a poem, I think, that everyone can take their own meaning from…..which I did……. I think about those star catchers rising in the dark sky & pray for the light, as I try to maintain my own comforting home corner
This is deeply thought-provoking, Sumana!💖 I too believe that some of us choose the darker sky on purpose. 🙂
Letting things go, especially good things, is one of life’s most difficult tasks. No wonder we sigh when we do it!
The darker sky seems to speak of darkness in general and how those with wrong intents need to project an image or perhaps and illusion? I thought provoking piece to read this day!
I especially love the street urchin breath. And those bright escapees across a darker sky. Beautiful, Sumana.
You certainly wrapped it up with that last word….loved it!!! You take my breath away.
I just remember a quote from the movie Wonder, “You can’t blend in if you arr born to stand out”. This is a gem, Sumana
I think I would make my home corner there too – better the real world with all its agonies, rather than the illusion of stardom where hearts become a void.
You take us from heights to depths so eloquently!
A strong evocative piece – both thoughtful and thought provoking.
The yearly sad goodbyes and embracing of those who stay for any teacher–that’s how this strikes me. I loved the ones who got further than I could go. Those last two lines break my heart.
I enjoyed reading you poem, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard this week Sumana