Friday, April 01, 2011

who took march away from me?

march left me in a lurch
suppose it was in a hurry to go
to exit 181, 1/2 mile ahead.
to usher in the harsh summer

the april sun hits out at me.
painfully, I carry it on myself
a tempest in the making-
burning my skin in the process

loud march should have stayed
if the compass had not let it stray
maybe it needed my persuasive power
which I needed to use.

"riches of the disappearing months,
I try to collect in my palm-
waiting for you to pluck it from there"

35 comments:

lightverse said...

This is really lovely. March weather here is still lingering, and as a result. I'm not finding April quite so much - at least yet. ☼

izzy said...

Very cool! especially the last section.
thanks for visiting!

vivinfrance said...

If you don't like the weather here, just wait five minutes. April is barely out of the starting blocks, give it time!

Tilly Bud said...

'to usher the harsh summer'

sounds so delicious on the tongue!

sharplittlepencil said...

"Loud march" is also a good play on words, as loud marches for freedom are taking place all over the world, even here in Madison, though our stakes are far less than the brave souls in Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and other places where peace is not a priority of some police...

Bless you, Gautami, for providing a bit of whimsy and a some food for thought. I'm at Writer's Isle this April as well:
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/the-man-who-became-an-island/

Peace, Amy

Andy Sewina said...

I like the way March marches on - I just wish we had a bit of that april heat in Manchester!

Happy Napowrimo!!

<3

flaubert said...

"Loud March" love that, Gautami.
Happy napo!

Pamela

Ramesh Sood said...

End of March always gives me a new beginning..yes, I was born on April 1st... and then which other date would have been right for me to take birth..thanks Gautami for a wonderful poem as usual..

Old Altonian said...

A lovely poem, and how I wish it could apply here - we could do with some of that April heat. We have snow, ice, ice and snow - and,did I say, snow!

Dave King said...

An original slant. I like it very much.

jaerose said...

It sprang past didn't it! Like a March-hare..Jae

Koby said...

I love reading your poems..unique and thought provoking.

hip-chick said...

great poem. I am glad to see March go it was cold and snowy here and I am ready for Spring.

5thsister said...

March was a bit too schizophrenic for me and so far April has deluged us with her rain. Maybe May would work out.

Jaquandor said...

Very nice. I wish I wasn't so rock-solid in my conviction that I suck at writing poetry...I love writing it, but I refuse to let it out into the world.

cj Schlottman said...

"loud march....." is such a great description, and it succinctly sums up an event that takes 31 days to complete! Great Centus!

Namaste..........cj

jeff campbell said...

Such an intriguing way to use our prompt...a season exits...cool...Peace and blessings

Judie said...

I am in awe of this bit of poetics. You have a gift.

Ames said...

They do disappear fast don't they. Like sand through your fingers.This was lovely!~Ames

Nonna Beach said...

Well done and a very haunting picture you painted !!!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Oh, to have the ability to keep perfect days with us?

Great poem!

Karen S. said...

great poem and yes in reality for us Jan and Feb were far worse than March that did seem to slip by rather quickly!

Sue said...

I can feel the season exiting right now.

Good job.

=)

gaelikaa said...

Your words are like a gun loaded with bullets of significance!

Christine said...

love the image of the compass that directs our life through seasons, very nice.

Tracy said...

how come some people are SO gifted with words I loved it thank you

Dazee Dreamer said...

wow. you are truly gifted at writing.

noexcuses said...

This is beautiful! You really have a gift! I'm glad you enjoy sharing it.

jfb57 said...

Stunning! I think it is such a talent to be able to write poetry!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It takes a talented writer to use that prompt in a poem. This is really good. I enjoyed it.
xoRobyn

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

sheilagh lee said: nicely done.

Jo said...

and March really is so loud ... i just didn't realize it until i read it here ... beautifully crafted!

jabblog said...

Delightful! I don't envy you your harsh summer sun.

ThomG said...

really like the style you've carved out with these. And I hear you about the weather - in NYC, we're still mired in winter.

Jenny said...

Beautiful and poignant writing. This was like a gift...I read it through several times and each time another layer of meaning was revealed.

Absolutely lovely writing.

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