Eric Torgersen


New Leaves


In the kitchen window
the coleus I cut down to stumps
to make cuttings for friends
is spreading new leaves to the sun.

Small hairs
the light catches
rise from the new leaves;
red seeps into green
along the veins.

The newest
is brightest.

The plant
cocks intelligent
faces
at the sun
and looks and looks and looks.

I would visit my friends
but feel troubled and shy.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,816 Points Savita Tyagi (6/7/2014 10:15:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful! Beauty and art at its best. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (6/7/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    A poem of beauty and pain.
    Friends are like plants
    give them warmth and love,
    no matter how they are cut down
    they will come back. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Payal Lalwani (6/7/2013 12:57:00 PM)

    Very poetic-the way the science of the Sunlight acting as a stimuli has been worded - 'the plant cocks.....Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (6/7/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    A celebration of mother nature. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Parithi Muthurasan (6/8/2012 3:02:00 AM)

    VERY VERY INSPIRED POEM ALL THE LINES ARE BEAUTIFUL....The newest
    is brightest................SIMPLE AND SUPER (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (6/7/2012 1:58:00 PM)

    ha ha. i threw away my plants. my neighbor took them out and kept them now i miss them. and to think some think i act compusively. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,336 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/7/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    I would visit my friends
    but feel troubled and shy.

    Nice stitch. This last two lines gives the writing another status of social reality. Beautiful cool writing but much powerful to touch the conscious. Regards, pranab. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,969 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/7/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    good poem. congratulation.
    I invite you to read my poem and comment.
    Yours
    Gajanan Mishra (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,236 Points Neela Nath (6/7/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    Stupendous. I think here is a glimpse to new thought.new dream. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (6/7/2012 7:25:00 AM)

    A well crafted and beautifully written poem,
    the meaning I cultivated was the clash between
    old hopes and new dreams. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 217 Points Manonton Dalan (6/7/2012 2:42:00 AM)

    turning a new leaf; nice poem (Report) Reply

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