Thursday, April 29, 2010

3:47

3:47 city

late n' lonely
looking out over the highway
curves, n'cloverleafs
trucks cruise at 110
blowing through town
past the city and done


3:47 country

porch lights are off
quiet so quiet
then a rustle down in the ditch
raccoon shuffles
rooting up worms
scuffles under the shed

10 comments:

  1. Wonderfully written comparison. I vote "country" all the way!

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  2. i don't know, your vision of city appeals to me.

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  3. Grand use of contrasting images... I relate to the 3.47am activity as a sometime insomniac.

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  4. I love it, Ollie, especially the rustly little raccoon. Would you please email me at sherrym2@shaw.ca???? Thanks, kiddo.

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  5. I prefer the country,
    even though I am a city girl.
    Nice Ollie.

    Pamela

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  6. I like the contrasts between city and country, Ollie.

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  7. Old Ollie,
    I too enjoyed the images of both places.
    A wonderful observation.
    I'm no longer a city girl either!

    Eileen

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  8. Lovely image of both city and country. Like anyone else, i prefer the country, so peaceful and natural.

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  9. I need both.Split my life between the two. A necessary complement to each other.
    If I were forced to choose...I would choose where I live in Sydney(unusual for a city with lots of bays and beaches and subtropical parks) but if I lived in any other part of Sydney I would choose the country(hands down)Nice poem Ollie!

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