To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

I came across this wonderful poem on Robert’s site last night and haven’t been able to stop it playing over and over in my head. A beautiful poem from an incredibly talented writer. Robert’s blog is a treasure trove. Please leave any comments for him directly. Enjoy!

O at the Edges

To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

Such beauty should not be bound,
thus I tied loose knots,

knowing you would slip free
and shed my words

as they were meant,
across browned lawns,

just over the cedar fence
or at the curb’s edge,

never to be assembled,
and better for it.

* * *

This appeared in riverSedgeVolume 29, Issue 1, released in October 2016. I first encounteredriverSedgein 1983, and vowed that one day my poetry would be published in this journal. It took a while…

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3 thoughts on “To the Lovely Green Beetles Who Carried My Notes into the Afternoon

  1. It’s Beautiful poem. If you love something sometimes you need to let go. If you are lucky and it loves you too, it will come back to you, as the saying goes roughly. This green beetle was he/she loved or was she actually the messenger and once sent free, he had nothing to carry his notes. Great share 🙂

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