Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bowed Deep

robes sandles
prayer beads shimmer, slip
through fingers
tonsured head
bowed deep
pouring over poems

suits ties leather shoes
briefcase stashed with booze
files rumple
greying head
bowed deep
searching for power cord

a Tired Monk poem

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE this. Such a stark contrast. Who wouldnt rather be a monk?

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  2. LOL finish to this. Strong, lotsa-stuff-between-line-breaks work.

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  3. Fun contrast poem with lots of great phrasing, pictures.

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  4. I hear monks make (and DRINK!) really good beer - where do I sign up? (LOL!)

    Nice One Shot, Ollie old boy!!

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  5. Light and rapid, sharp and vivid. Liked it.

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  6. Dear Ollie
    Very interesting poetry.. and the comparison was perfect study in contrast... thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  7. shahsi makes great point about the contrast...thanks for sharing, enjoyed this...pete

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  8. Love the flash of images, the tone and the pace of the poem...brilliantly done! What an enjoyable read.

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