Karen Petersen

Rookie - 5 Points (New York City)

Dancing



Orchids spilling over the windowsill
brighten with their daily colloquy.
On the radio is a fugue
relentless in its structure.

A bird tries to sing in the rain;
notes caught between the drops,
it gives up, hiding in its nest
by the corner yew.

The bird tries again, song floating in the air
competing with the fugue, the two
become a strange duet,
Ives and Bach dancing together.

Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Edited: Saturday, January 23, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dancing by Karen Petersen )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Heedless, Jubril Balogun
  2. Missing You, Michael P. McParland
  3. Against my empty soul, Bee Kilpatrick
  4. Which One Do I Choose?, Julie Johnson
  5. Beautiful Madness, Steven Rhoads
  6. I am a poet, Julie Johnson
  7. Life of War, Steven Rhoads
  8. Do It Well, Babatunde Aremu
  9. So Tired, Frank Lindquist
  10. BHARAT KE VEER, AVINASH PANDEY KHUSH
[Hata Bildir]