Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Be Not Stone (Mag 65)






Feathers of stone cannot soar
Hands of stone help no poor
Eyes of stone see no need
Lips of stone sing no psalm
Ears of stone hear no cry
Hands of stone plant no seed
Hearts of stone know no love

Help me please
Be not stone

21 comments:

Anna said...

Excellent, loved your poem, the rhyme, and especially how you end.

Arian Tejano said...

I'm feeling the heart of Lot when his wife turned to salt. So much like this. Poignant.

imnotaverse said...

I think you've got to the nub of it. Excellent response to the propmpt. I really liked it.

Deepika said...

wow... A appreciable imagination...
Stones can't be friends or companions...

Kim Nelson said...

Perfect closure, Henry.

hedgewitch said...

Direct, pithy and totally to the point. Symbols only go so far, then something has to happen on a human level.

brenda w said...

This is a lovely plea. Help me, indeed. Well written piece. Concise and deep.

Eclipse said...

One word: brilliant!

Helen said...

I opened your blog and was totally blown away by the incredible header image .... equally blown away by your Magpie.

Ann Grenier said...

Wonderful. A sit up and take notice response to the prompt and personal rendition of the famous prayer to the Saint.

Eclipse said...

http://eclipseofthemoon.wordpress.com/selected-poetry/

....with your permission, I hope :)

Tess Kincaid said...

I couldn't help but think of your piece hand in hand with "make me a channel of your peace". Nice.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Very nice. :-)

Laurie Kolp said...

Powerful... love the ending!

Jingle said...

so perfectly fine tuned piece.
well done.

:)

Bluebell Books said...

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you never fail to amaze us, keep it up.

:)

Everyday Goddess said...

an excellent prayer.

and that banner. amazing soul in that tree.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant stuff.

Anna :o]

PS I love your tree!

Trellissimo said...

Clever, and a worthy prayer for anyone to remember...

Donna B said...

Beautiful poetry Henry! That tree in your header is absolutely spectacular!! I love trees. May I copy it and save for my collection?
Did you take it?

Sad about the missing girl. I will pray to keep her safe and be found soon. This is terrible news.

Found you through Everyday Goddess and Magpie Tales.

Steve Isaak said...

Good lead-up, excellent finish stanza.

I'm Just a Man (Recording Experiment ... I can't sing)

I am in the mood to change my tree to a cubic version.