• a new old poem

    by  • May 12, 2016 • family, gardening, home, poetry • 9 Comments

    I spent the day in the yard installing the arbor and planting the climbing roses I got Ginger for her birthday. As I sat in the back yard, resting before finishing dinner, I thought of a poem I wrote as we settled into the house on Trinity, preparing for Ginger’s parents to move in with us. I found this revision.

    these are

    the dig in the dirt
    go to bed tired
    pull up the weeds
    plant the climbing roses days

    the creak in the knees
    crust in the knuckles
    come back in five years
    to see how it all worked out days

    the plot the resurrection
    slam the door open
    say thanks for the help
    give thanks for the pups days

    the wonder what’s next
    dream a new dream
    learn to live with the grief
    walk this road together  days

    the all that I hoped for
    never saw it coming
    sink roots yet again
    keep our promises to each other days

    the I’m with you
    I’m with you
    I’m with you days



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    9 Responses to a new old poem

    1. kennywood
      May 12, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      You have a long loud history of slamming doors open, disturbing the please. Where did it come from? The living Christ kicked you out into the world as it is.

    2. May 13, 2016 at 3:14 am

      who is cthomson?

      • May 13, 2016 at 8:02 am

        My web page administrator. Love these little glitches.

    3. Noralyn Carpenter
      May 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      I’m going to save this poem for my daughter’s wedding anniversary.

      • Leah
        May 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm

        What a perfect anniversary gift.

    4. Maggie Dolbow
      May 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      “Walk this road together days” That’s what I love.

    5. Maz
      May 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      I read this and went into a bit of a rap… some lovely phrases…


    6. Helen Hunt
      July 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Are you ok, Milton? I come to your blog from time and find something meaningful, yet each time lately it has been the same post. Are you ok? Helen

      • miltybc
        August 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        I’m fine, Helen. Thanks for asking. I’ve been working with all of the change in my life over the last year and found I needed to be quiet for a while. I will be back soon. Thanks.

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