Remember the old days around a camp fire when each person took turns adding to the story? Well, what if two friends did the same thing but in the form of a poem? My island friend Peter and I did just that over the past five days.
The results? Read for yourself:
S: The wind combed through the branches and low lying bushes to grab up the dead and recently fallen, blowing them around in whirlwinds.
P: As the ripened thistle does as the Buck dashes through the field in flight
S: Your words, old friend, effect me this way, removing the dross from my character. Your whispers like fire, your love as rays of life, bring a renewing with every caress
P: That brings completion to the unfinished works, of an unfinished mind, while soothing the unfinished soul,
S: Oh you have finished me, the plate is empty
Bread brushes along in circles absorbing any morsal that remains
I sit in front of an empty plate
Thinking back to our time in September
P: The world is ignorant, but awakening. Patience.
S: The world is closed and knows it’s time is ending. Patience.