Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On Nine-Pound Iron Balls

[Norma photo]
Few subjects receive less
Coverage in garden journals
Than cannonballs found in
Violet beds.

Phonetically, they are similar
To violence, which produces
Cannonballs while violets
Seldom do.

I give them to Norma, who
Paints them yellow and
Returns them to their
Little nests.

Whether this is a test,
Transformation or task
Eternal, it ought to be in
A journal.


  1. Heehee! This came at just the right time after Day of the Dead, which is also, in my view, a celebration of death and rebirth, male and female, yin and yang, etc.! Thanks, both of you!

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  3. I don't know, maybe the iron balls are just old shot-puts. What then?

  4. C'mon, Geo. Nothing is just nothing! Viz:
    'The Red Wheelbarrow'
    William Carlos Williams
    so much depends
    a red wheel
    glazed with rain
    beside the white

    (pardon my not respecting his spaces properly)

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    that it is