In A Breath

Gather
to yourself
memory of the wind,
its curve about your face,
long reach across the prairie.
Note its tone by the length
of the grass. Earth the instrument
bends blue with the long wail
of distance, the brush of sunlight
on the atmosphere and the swirl of liquid stone
far beneath our feet. The most solid among us
moves with a stirring breath,
flows in pulsing tides,
holds a hidden charge of electrons in flux
we scarcely know ourselves.
We carry Whitman’s teeming multitudes within us
and bend with the solitary figure behind a bedroom door
scribbling metaphoric messages
to some unknown emissary
of the wind.
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For dVerse Poets’ Pub Open Link Night #44

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25 thoughts on “In A Breath

  1. Simply fascinating to read – your words .ebb like the wind and the tide – “The most solid among us
    moves with a stirring breath,
    flows in pulsing tides, … very inspiring write.

  2. This poem had an almost physical sense of refreshment for me, Matt–refresh the screen, the brain, look again, things are so obvious, yet also so not what they seem on a casual fumble through. The opening is literally like a sensation of cool wind, and from ‘Earth the instrument’ on, full of one superb visual after another…anyway, not to keep gushing on, I liked it.

  3. This is a delicious poem. These are my favorites:

    “Gather to yourself memory of the wind, its curve about your face”

    “Note its tone by the length of the grass.”

    “liquid stone … The most solid among us
    moves with a stirring breath”

  4. I loved this poem about one if my favorite subject’s ~ wind ~ most richly done ~ it’s movement & it’s calm ~ stillness

  5. Nature melded into the reference of Whitman – leaves, land, texture – all enhance the meaning and the feel of this poem. So natural it becomes one with the reader as soon as it’s read.

  6. Pingback: featured poets ~ Matt Quinn aka poemblaze | my heart's love songs

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