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Post: “Capricious” by rm mist

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:33:00 GMT

Zandalf
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:33:00 GMT

"We wish Eden weren't so capricious" What a line. That one struck me for some reason...

johnnycaputo
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:23:25 GMT

Totally agreed, Zandalf. That line really pops, and the whole poem seems to build up to it as through the contrasting arid and moist images of last year vs. this year. This is a fresh spin on the old theme of, "Nature is cold and uncaring towards human life." The experiences in this poem, both the frustration and the joy, are so human. There is no coldness nor uncaring coming from nature. Only authentic interaction and perception of the natural world by a human speaker. A highly complex and refreshingly honest read.

dwalker8508
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:25:15 GMT

I love "Bullfrogs practice swallowing the pond." This is a wonderful fable of a poem

MessyGardener
Sat, 13 May 2017 12:22:51 GMT

I like the ending. Its an old idea that nature is capricious, but it's so much truer that we are.

Alyssa Jordan
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:08:08 GMT

Really gorgeous writing!

Corinne
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:30:54 GMT

The line breaks are really wonderful. Fantastic images.

booklover44
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:07:56 GMT

There are so many different images and they're tied together beautifully. Well done.

mleddy
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:46:11 GMT

I love the vivid imagery in this poem, and particularly the line "Our oracles hid in flowers, still seeds under dry soil." Really lovely work.

carolynwritespoems
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:42:57 GMT

I adore the images and line breaks in this piece! "Patient love / sweltered between line-dried sheets" "Bullfrogs practice swallowing the pond." "believed sundogs were omens, believed we / could pull them apart like wishbones to find water." Those are just some of my favorites <3