Poetry Blogs (futile)

futile (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

Fred Nicholson on Birthday Flowers (12 seconds ago)

Fred Nicholson on Thinking (16 minutes ago)

Fred Nicholson on Moments (27 minutes ago)

Fred Nicholson on Abandoned (34 minutes ago)

Fred Nicholson on Willpower and Discipline (44 minutes ago)

Fred Nicholson on "Hey Woman" (1 hour ago)

Fred Nicholson on "Hey Woman" (1 hour ago)

Philipos on THE NUT HATCH (6 hours ago)

Don Matthews on The Jug (6 hours ago)

Don Matthews on Stormy Weather (6 hours ago)

Buried in the Sunlight

This poem is for all those who find this life a trial. Keep on keeping on, as someone once remarked.


Buried in the Sunlight


Eleanor played the pipes as a piper should,

flying light with grace and flair and swing,

with airs like a wind band in the deep greenwood:

dancing her careless heart towards an Appalachian spring.

All who knew her, all for whom her life seemed bles...

Read and leave comments (2)


The Imperfect Gardener

The Imperfect Gardener


Someone once said, long ago or last week,

that it's futile on a finite and populous planet

to seek a truth, or a finely polished apple,

in the still-life-on-canvas we daily behold,

and by such uncouth behaviour

we are mostly confounded, and fail to grapple.


So we're prisoners here, in uncounted millions,

unable to leap high or fast enough to...

Read and leave comments (0)


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message