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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elephant Footsteps

image courtesy of Magpie Tales 85
You padded in
and touched my heart as quietly 
as elephant footsteps
You brought the rain
and washed from me the
smoke and soot that had
choked and blinded
I climbed upon your back 
together we flew
with the clouds

 submitted for Magpie Tales, 85

16 comments:

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Lovely and vivid write, Lola. A good one!

http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/two-yearning-heart/

nene said...

I wish to take this ride with your 'padded' friend, friend.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. as quiet as elephant footsteps...yep...smiles. this is sweet...

Helen said...

Mouse, this is my kind of friend!! Elephant take me away ..........

darev2005 said...

I'm usually that subtle, myself. An elephant with hobnailed boots.

Caty said...

this brought a smile... :)

Ann LeFlore said...

This is amazing this is the 3rd poem I have read about elephant having wings and seeing this image excellent poem
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/03/memories-and-photographs-of-you/

Trellissimo said...

Aahhh! That's nice!

Isabel Doyle said...

Lovely lines lolamouse!

Morning said...

witty words.
fun read.

moondustwriter.com said...

After reading some heavy duty ones I am enoying the light hearted....
and so to the clouds

Jo Bryant said...

Oh I love this - it is so beautiful

touched my heart as quietly
as elephant footsteps

wow

Tess Kincaid said...

I want to go, too...

Nicholas V. said...

Light and beautiful. The miracle of love can lift up heavy hearts just as magical wings can make even an elephant soar!

Kay said...

adore this..x

Jim Swindle said...

I like it.