Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007


look what you did to me

photograph of my pond back home

An errant bird stirred the steady water

Of the desolate pristine pond

Creating ripples.


The tiny currents sent genial waves

To my dormant heart.


Errant bird of my 30’s

Look what you did to me.


7 responses

  1. Ripples of sadness imbue this poem with a lovely, soft yearning. But the dormant heart is a fascinating image. It is as if it is far from cold, but more like an inactive spirit waiting for some magical awakening.


    PM000000120000005330 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  2. I feel determination rising out of world weariness in this.

    AM000000120000000830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  3. Very Japanese poem feeling. I like the emotion you have packed in the spareness. It works well. I think you can even drop the second line and still have power. Love the pond pic, I miss having koi!

    AM00000040000004230 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  4. Memories, realisation, ambition – all come and go in waves.

    AM00000050000001730 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  5. I can see a memory from my early 10’s bringing the same effect on me..
    Jeques lovely use of words

    PM00000030000002830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  6. Sometimes, I think I might like to go back to another period in my life, but there too, is pain. Upon reflection, I know that there will always be yet another bird to create ripples.
    I look forward to that.
    Thank You for such a fine poem.

    AM00000080000003730 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  7. lovely poem… a dormant heart often requires a kickstart to begin once again… as in an old motorcyle… not just a press of a button…

    AM00000010000005730 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

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