Thursday, February 19, 2009

List Poem!!

Driving at Dawn
by Van K. Brock

A dead rabbit by the roadside,
Sunlight turning his ears to rose

A new electric fence,
It's five barbed wires tight
as a steel-stringed banjo.

The feet of a fat dove
High on a black line
Throbbing to the hum
Of a thousand waterfalls.

A flock of egrets in a field of cows.

Three Great Blue Herons like
  pelicans in a watering pond.

The red leaves of a bush
Burning inside me.

A swamp holding it's breath.

I really, really enjoy this poem.  The list that Brock has constructed has it's topics related through their soundless beauty.  There is almost a majesty in each topic that Brock has chosen to consider.  The poem itself is a prime example of a list poem.  All of the images have a feeling of nature surrounding them and personally I feel a great deal of prime imagery is included with this poem.

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