AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Jennifer Miller, iStacey Chillemi, iDavid Snowdon, iSara Russell, iAlan Greenhalgh, iMyles Saulibio, iScott Boyd, i

  Home > Philosophy > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Bill Brent

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Blog
· Messages
· 33 Titles
· 86 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2002

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Bill Brent Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Bill Brent, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
In Pursuit of Love
by Jim Hamilton

Respectfully adapting the time travel form of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” with In Pursuit of Love Hamilton has created a vehicle for us to examine our own lives..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror Vol. 1
by Billy Wells

A collection of horror stories with surprise endings to tickle the scary bone of most horror fans who like a good chill...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Philosophy)
  1.  The Examined Life
  2.  Blessings
  3.  Branching Out
  4.  Sum of All Seasons
  5.  ...i write...
  6.  Singular 1
  7.  Logger Romeos
  8.  Snow Flakes
  9.  Does infinity exist...?
  10.  Dem Bones...
  11.  Clearing my Mind...
  12.  Pause
  13.  Without imitating self...
  14.  A Shopaholic Shopper
  15.  Let There Be Peace - Lenten Homily
  16.  Rambling through briar patch of the ID...
  17.  FREE STUFF
  18.  In Search of Virtue
  19.  Open Sky
  20.  Quality





I tramp the parching earth
by Bill Brent

Thursday, November 03, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Bill Brent
•  THIS IS ONLY A LOVE SONG
•  Rebuttal
•  Here in Acirema
•  the alphabet song, redux
•  untitled, 2007.03.21
           >> View all 22

(Take 2 of my previous poem "tramping, scrawling, scratching." Usually, I don't unveil works in progress, but I decided to leave both versions posted since it's kind of like the sketch that leads to the painting. Why not enjoy both?) [grin]

I tramp the parching earth
dig for a core so deep
it erupts from the ground so far
it astounds the remotest star

I scrawl the secret dearth
unveiled through lack of sleep
that we clutch as our daily crust
till it crumples us into dust

We kick and scratch at birth
we cry and, dry, we creep
till we scream on the final night
as the possible slips from sight
   

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Billy Cook 5/3/2006
The last stanza is so much better here than in "tramping, scrawling, scratching!" It's much more visual and says what you want to say in a much more visceral way.
This poem is a little morbid, as you say, but not altogether-- the core that the narrator digs for so deep is found and turned loose, astounding the remote star. This seemed like a kind of emotional or existential release to me. Anyway, the eruption seemed satisfying somehow when I read it. But then the narrator goes on to scrawl the secret dearth (the desolation, the lack of...?) I wonder how this poem would read if the first stanza became the last.... I would love for you to keep working on this-- it's such a terse, seemingly simple poem that the complexity "erupts" and "astounds" me. Great things are in this small package!
Reviewed by Robin Spicer 11/4/2005
Bill this is an excellent piece.

It may be short but it is to the point, life can also be short.

Robin



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.