Poem: The Present Perfect

The Present Perfect -- clipart


                               The world waits, and bends to us,

                               or we bend to its waiting –


                               truth and the antithesis of truth;

                               the equivalents of motes (dust)


                               and the drench that absolves

                               dust, absorbs it, makes it more


                               than it once was, a desert

                               without bloom, without the plumes


                               of moisture that might deliver

                               us, names and the echo of names,


                               place and the presence in each

                               of purest absence, the song


                               we deliver as beads sheet down.




                                                                 ©  Diane Beaty 


Please note: The poem in this post is my work, the accompanying

photo is a clipart piece.


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3 Responses to “Poem: The Present Perfect”

  1. mel Says:

    Very nice. And I mean VERY nice–the image and the image of the words.

    Well done you!

  2. 47whitebuffalo Says:

    beautiful image..cool life giving water

    sweet words with the image…nice, Planet.

    • planetcity1 Says:

      The images used with the two poems I posted today are pieces of clipart I picked out rather than photos of my own. I chose them because they seemed to be a good fit for the words. I hate not being able to give the photographers proper credit, but I don’t have a clue as who the photographers were or are 😦

      I’m glad that folks are enjoying the poems.

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