Tuesday, August 14, 2012

things i saw today

today i saw a rainbow, 

and i thought,

god loves me.

i saw three ravens too,

cacophonous silhouettes, flapping

in the slash pine 

as it reached silently for the morning.

and this is life —

color and god and pandemonium

and silence,

and reaching for the morning.

leslie young
© 2012


becky said...

Lovely, Leslie!

Jodi said...

Exquisite, Leslie! The rainbow of promise outweighs the pandemonium.

Elizabeth said...

Leslie, your poetry just keeps getting more and more complex and wonderful! I really, really like this one.

ayala said...

A wonderful write, Leslie!

Beth said...

Simply, honestly, beautifully said, friend. And so true.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

especially, reaching.
time and again.

lovely, heartfelt, leslie.

Emily Brisse said...

Oh my goodness, those last three lines. Yes.

Deb Colarossi said...

love. love.

and thank you.

Francesca said...

beautiful, and infused with (some?) hope.

S. Etole said...

wonderful ... and I almost missed it.

Tracy said...

Oh, this was especially lovely... Reaching for the morning and touched my love... beautiful! :o) Happy Day ((LOVE & HUGS))

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh Leslie.
this just kind of takes my breath away
and then gives it back again
full and glad and easy.
thanks for sharing,