A Few More Poems

A Poem By Hannah W. // 11/30/2010

**These were all short, so I thought I'd post them together.**

[1.] "The Arborist's Dream"
The cherry tree, I dreamt, was blighted.
Its bark was bubbling up, frothing pink at each joint.
The disease was making it turn into a cherry soda, all fizzy.
I, the arborist, with my ladder climbed
and trimmed, and pruned, and treated
but in vain.
I could not find the source and kill it,
so the tree was going to die.

[2.] “L’esprit D’escalier”
Don’t you hate when you go home
and you think of what you could have said
and you think of all the silly things that came out of your mouth instead.

I wish I could take them all back!
To the past, and swallow my words

All that about the moon and Halloween
and about how I discovered, on my way here, a pear tree
and about how my bike is prone to squeak,
or some story that was halfway funny.
I wish I could stop those words from coming
spilling out of my mouth.

Next time I see you, I’ll beg your pardon
and let you do the talking instead.

[3] "Grey Day"
I close my eyes, the world slips by,
on the radio a slow song plays
the highway streams soft misty rain on the windshield
I could pretend to be anywhere else, on a country road, passing meadows, passing pumpkin fields
but not today. I can only dream in grey
and rain.


1: That's depressing, and not

1: That's depressing, and not just for an arborist.

2: Story of my life.

3: *Sigh* Yeah. Hate those days too. Ecclesiastes days.

Anna | Wed, 12/01/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I like them all, especially

I like them all, especially the last, even though grey days are actually my favorite kind (the sky seems so serene and in-control on those days). :)

Annabel | Wed, 12/01/2010

You're such a great writer,

You're such a great writer, Hannah :)

Erin | Wed, 12/01/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

The first one is rather

The first one is rather sad...

Grey Day is my favorite... though I 

do like grey days... here and there. Not all the time. ;)

Kyleigh | Thu, 12/02/2010

I love them all, but I think

I love them all, but I think "L’esprit D’escalier” was my favorite. =)

paperpoet | Fri, 12/03/2010


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