Clifton Redmond

Rookie - 1 Points (7-4-1982 / Carlow)

Heading West - Poem by Clifton Redmond

Jet tracks in the open sky
sailing slowly, west

Its ivory tail
like a centipede

Like a streak of chalk
the perfect line
but fades and grows
and sometimes dies
swallowed by a jealous cloud

If you listen carefully
you can just about hear
its constant hum
and distant echo

Every day I watch them
sailing, slowly
like a snail comet
through the wide untouched sky

And I take a breath
or sometimes sigh
in vague reflection
of that brush stroke
dragged across this vast blue setting
the canvas of my heart

But if I keep my stare
eventually
as everything
it disappears

The common sight
of all those dreams
giving chase to the sun
sailing slowly, heading west


Comments about Heading West by Clifton Redmond

  • Rookie Martin Meyler (10/2/2013 6:52:00 AM)

    Amazing writing by a master, the wonder (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,063 Points Heather Wilkins (9/27/2013 2:34:00 PM)

    a well written poem. great imagery and choice of words (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,023 Points Hazel Durham (9/27/2013 6:24:00 AM)

    Beautiful, reflective write with great choice of words that gives a serene feeling! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,796 Points Wahab Abdul (9/26/2013 9:42:00 PM)

    profoundly written.. love it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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