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Catkins on My Patio
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

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The sprightly spring morning
brings a fresh, cool swirl of life
to the patterns of scattered catkins
on my back patio world.

The catkins on my patio…

I start to see
a map
laid out for me…

Standing in the doorway,
of my Time, not quite stepping out,
the wind begins to blow,
softly, yet strongly.

Newly dropped catkins move
to an inner beat…an aged beat,
any-nature’s song, a rock can drum
with its solid life. Some lucky
catkins flow and swivel, dancing
across the smoothness
of concretes surface, concentrated
into freedom, sharing pollen kisses,
as they breeze through
the man-made obstruction.

But, there is much more
to gaining a path to the light,
there is injustice, in the form
of old cobwebs, still sticky enough
to impede, grab, and in their greed,
collect the seeded catkins,
into dried out piles of dreams,
spent straining at bonds
not of their own making.

Sometimes there is a fork
of wind, jostling ensues, wisps
of spent life, are bumped
into a path of nightmare obstacles,
within the inequality of gusty torment.
A kitten, attacks a bit of fluff,
flips it into the gossamer air,
where it falls
behind its buried fellows,
forever hidden.

The saddest catkins of all
end up in the corners of the patio,
in no-land's man, where there is
dim light, amd no breeze left, no…escape.
Where the webs of deceit
show no mercy, they cling
and change beauty into
ordure. And I sigh,
as I see Humankind
in Natures Life,

Erin Moen

Copyright 2003 ©

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Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/2/2003
This swirled around in my mind, and brought me to another place, then back again! I love the way you see things, and your imagery is always a treat!

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/2/2003
Great reflection here Erin..I am still thinking about the poor little guys in the corner...great write..floria
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/2/2003
Erin, this was wonderfully written. I love the images created and the wee fellows in the corner have my sympathy, I've spent much of my life in a dark corner. Beautiful job, and I learned something, I had to look up catkins. Thanks!
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 4/2/2003
A truly wonderful nature write. Beautiful. ~Trish~
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/2/2003
Erin, wonderful write. The nature of reality can spoil suckh splendid moments.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/2/2003
Erin, you are quite a wonderful writer. You never dissapoint me with your work. Bill
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/1/2003
I love the way you weave nature and life together to show its analogies...wonderful work...
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza 4/1/2003
there is always beauty in every sad story...
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/1/2003
darling poetry - wishing all the catkins could be the lucky ones....enjoyed very much
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/1/2003
"...Sometimes there is a fork
of wind, jostling ensues, wisps
of spent life, are bumped
into a path of nightmare obstacles,
within the inequality of gusty torment..."

Deep one, and so very good.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 4/1/2003
Beautiful write Erin!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/1/2003
You have the power to make your words breathe....Gotta adore that Erin!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/1/2003
Oh my, This was so lovely and rather sad, I loved this beautiful poem,

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