To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

Such beauty should not be bound,
thus I tied loose knots,

knowing you would slip free
and shed my words

as they were meant,
across browned lawns,

just over the cedar fence
or at the curb’s edge,

never to be assembled,
and better for it.

* * *

This appeared in riverSedge Volume 29, Issue 1, released in October 2016. I first encountered riverSedge in 1983, and vowed that one day my poetry would be published in this journal. It took a while…

31 thoughts on “To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

  1. Reblogged this on days of stone and commented:
    I came across this wonderful poem on Robert’s site last night and haven’t been able to stop it playing over and over in my head. A beautiful poem from an incredibly talented writer. Robert’s blog is a treasure trove. Please leave any comments for him directly. Enjoy!

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  2. Poems of yours always find me at the right time, RO — I’ve just had a critique session for my novel that’s going to make a grueling amount of work for me, but I know the end result will be so much stronger. I don’t know if any beetles can make use of my earlier drafts, but the birds might!

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