Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Casting Off Of Albatri 4


A Blackbird


My sight
of now
must be
this bird —

I turned here,
saw it
strut.

All other futures
are dead now.

No if
no or
no but.

9 comments:

Kiersten said...

I like this, Whirl. It's very...somber, without the usual macabre.

Whirlochre said...

Sombre?

This is quite jolly, I thought.

Kiersten said...

Sorry, I've a degree in English, with an emphasis in literary analysis. What I say goes.

(Just kidding. But that's the problem with poetry. Idiots like me come along and interpret it all wrong.)

Whirlochre said...

Just knocked myself unconscious saluting.

(Just kidding — I missed, and got the cat instead).

Kiersten said...

Oh, poor kitty...another innocent victim of a liberal arts degree.

When will the horror end?

Whirlochre said...

Only when they bring back David Hasselhoff as Knight Rider.

writtenwyrdd said...

David Hasselhoff? Eck. I have a degree in English with a focus on creative writing. Do I have to salute Keirsten, too, I wonder? Nah. If we all start saluting we will end up with even worse weather than global warming has begun...

Bad Author said...

I had to read it twice. Just like the neighbor's wife- much better the second time.

Whirlochre said...

Hi BA.

Glad to hear your neighbour's wife demonstrates basic learning skills.