It's just poetry, it won't bite


08.02.13 Posted in today's words by

Harris Tobias’ most recent poem to appear here was The Mill (July 2013).

By Harris Tobias

Seeds planted
The little hummocks of earth hold the dreams
An endless song
the land and life
within me surges
plant a seed and see what emerges
What happened to my face?
I do not recognize the one I shave
a page has turned in a book I haven’t read
and only half-remembered
snatches of yesterday remain
But today I planted seeds
In the ground, in the womb, in the minds of children
I do not recall my direction
who is this man
I ask my reflection
Somewhere in aimless wandering
in the stench of cities and jobs
there became this man
and now the seeds are planted
a child on its way
a garden growing and pastures in my heart

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