Thursday, February 02, 2006

My old man's ink

Another spring
since he has been gone
my old man's ink
still not dry
his stamp
on my personality




(I just got up from a very deep nap -- a severe backache kept me home from work this evening. It was the kind of nap where you wake up thinking it's tomorrow morning. Vivid dreams come on the cusp of consciousness and you hurry to write them down on whatever scrap of paper comes to hand before they're completely erased by wakefulness. The words for this poem came to me during that nap. )

14 comments:

anu said...

wow i think it is so thoughtprovoking and profound Michael.

Michael said...

Thanks, Anu!

greenbean said...

Dear Michael, It's a great and inspiring poem.The Spring, The Ink and The Personality - everything is so iconigraphically expressed. Thanks Michael.Please keep these wonderful moments. Take care;-)

Michael said...

Hi Greenbean,

Many thanks! Good to see you back.

LBseahag said...

You said so much with so few words....

g said...

Thats a very sweet and terse poem. Your dreaming poet is very good.

Beth said...

michael: while having my breakfast, i decided to see if you had any new postings. how wonderful to find a truly great poem. this is what poets aspire to. i like that it came to you while you were sleeping.

Michael said...

Hi LB, g, Kim,

Thank you all! Yeah, sometimes I make more sense when I'm semiconscious. :)

anu said...

LOL Michael :) and me when i am totally unconscious :Bigger LOL:

And guess what?

My word verification reads

:IDIOT:

So, many more LOLOLOLOLs :D

Green said...

I agree with all complement here about your poem.
And I understand completely about your action after dreaming, I do, too.
By the way, I am sorry to hear that your severe backache, are you all right now?

Phats said...

wow nice poem!

I very much enjoy nice naps, I try to take one once day when I have time. My arthritis is killing me today I wish I could sleep right now

Michael said...

Hi Anu,
I know the feeling! :)

Hey Phats,
I hope you're felling better soon...

Hi Greensleeves,
Yes, sometimes I get good ideas while I'm sleeping. Like today, I took a nap (I have the day off) and I dreamed that we can teach ourselves to use our minds like Microsoft Windows -- opening new windows, minimizing others, organizing groups of thoughts like pulldown menus. Very strange.
My back feels better today, thanks, but it still hurts. I must have hurt it at the gym and not known it at the time.

Green said...

Take care of yourself, actually I have been suffering from terrible backahe, too. Let's take it easy! And have a nice weekend!

Michael said...

Hai, Greensleeves-san mo odaijini kudasai!