• empty chair

    by  • July 31, 2007 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    Christine posted this wonderful picture a couple of days ago with an invitation to respond. Here’s where the picture took me.


    empty chair

    what is
    the difference
    between
    open space
    and emptiness?
    vacancy
    and opportunity?
    barrenness
    and belief?

    in one of
    my favorite stories,
    Ian had a chair
    in the shape
    of a hand
    an open hand
    a tender hand
    God’s hand
    to hold him

    I drive by
    furniture stores
    yard sales
    sometimes
    hoping to see
    any chair
    that might
    offer me
    the same invitation

    Peace,
    Milton

    P. S. — There’s a new recipe.

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    8 Responses to empty chair

    1. July 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm

      Great poem Milton, thanks for participating! I especially love the opening questions you offer. Also have meant to thank you for posting the butter recipe not too long ago, I have wanted to try that for some time.

    2. August 1, 2007 at 4:32 pm

      Milton, you rock.

    3. August 2, 2007 at 2:47 am

      Ditto.

    4. August 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm

      love the flow the lack of punctuation gives this

      i’ll keep an eye out for that chair

    5. August 2, 2007 at 6:29 pm

      Very cool Milton… 😉

    6. August 2, 2007 at 6:54 pm

      I like the way the poem continues without pause as if seeking a seat!

    7. August 3, 2007 at 12:42 am

      Milton,

      I love how you are sharing your poetry more and more these days. Your writing is such a joy to read.

    8. August 6, 2007 at 1:07 pm

      I often ponder similiar questions. What is the difference? Maybe taking a seat will offer us the answers…Yes, you rock!

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