Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday's Ramble

So much is going on lately that my brain is just exhausted and I can't think of what to blog about, but rather than leave you with nothing I decided to post another poem and only hope it will satisfy until tomorrow.


Monochrome mountains stand tall and proud
encircling this valley of mine
while their children litter the fields
and the yard
where I plant seeds of grass
and rows of peas
and they,
not so gracious as their guardian fathers,
nibble at my garden and twist my carrots
to grow sideways instead of down.
Most days I know not whether I shall harvest potatoes
or infant mountains masquerading as stone.
Still--I love my rocky home,
with spritely sunflowers and prickly burrs
that whisper against little boys' shoes
and gather in pantlegs to come in from the heat.
There is safety in this frozen desert,
joy in this simple life of seasons and stone
with granite majesty guarding the seeds of my life
and memories of home.


Christine Bryant said...

Absolutely beautiful. The music really set the tone as I read. I'm loving your poetry.


Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I love the day of the week thing you are doing.
I'm sad I missed the chance to see you and go to Tristi's book party.
Let me know next time you're in the area and maybe we can get together again.
Hey, I was given an award for my blog and I am suppose to give it to my favorite blogs now so I chose you as one! Go to to get the award pic so you can add it to your blog and continue it if you want.

Nichole Giles said...

Another beautiful entry, Karen. Keep it up!


PS Hope to see you this weekend.

Rachelle said...

I love your poems, Karen. You have such a way with words.
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Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, you guys, I'm glad you like the poems! I appreciate your comments and support.

Tricia said...

YES! You summed it up perfectly! My carrots grow like gnarled old hands because of those darn baby mountains! And my kids, bringing in those dang stickers that I get to step on! LOVED IT!