Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This Year (response poem)

Yesterday,
the waves rolled
into one.

Ocean, ocean
where do you begin?


This year,
the sea
and a man of blank dreams.


6 comments:

Pris said...

I like this. I like the simplicity of the imagery and how it fits so well.

nancy said...

So succinct and so vivid. Well done, Jill.

nancy.

Jill said...

thank you pris and nancy.

James said...

This poem expresses the search for identity and yearning for feeling in (our) collective social construct. The simplicity helps with the ambiguity. Also, the repetition of ocean hit me hard.

LKD said...

I kept misreading this line thusly:

Ocean, ocean,
where do you end?


Bravo on this, Jill. Your compression is just incredible.

Michelle e o said...

Lovely.