Friday, September 08, 2006

Short Poetic Breaths
By Don Iannone

Browning leaves
crisp morning air
book your seat for winter.

light to dark
many shades of gray in life.

Far off
inside you
truth is nested.

Very early morning
no birds
only silence sings.


Kathleen said...

Beautiful Don... "very early birds ... only silence sings..." ahhh... yes...

samuru999 said...

Wonderful Don!
But, I am not ready
to book my seat for winter!

Not quite yet!
I did enjoy the very early morning
when I took my walk and

the silence did sing!

Have a wonderful weekend Don!

ufukhati said...


The third stanza of your poem touched on "truth".

I wrote these lines in one of my poems :

"Truth is more potent
than gem."

dumbdodi said...

Three liners after a long time!!! Delightful.Truly delightful.

NB: As and when I get time I read all your posts, do keep visiting them for my late comments :-)

Travis Jay Morgan said...

I like the last line. "only silence sings" You know, It's amazing how loud silence is.

serenity said...

"Twilight light to dark many shades of gray in life."

Oh those shades of gray!

Blessings to you, Don. Beautiful piece, as usual.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Travis (welcome back), Serenity, Dumbdodi, Ukukhati, Margie, and Kathleen.

As you hopefully figured out, the four are separate short breaths, but all from the same source.


iamnasra said...

I love Haiku...I wish I can master them more naturally

Hope all is well on your side

Don Iannone said...

Nasra...thanks and welcome. Not Haiku...just very short poems. Close to Haiku though. Hope you are well. It's been work, work, and more work for me...

Mike said...

My favorite is definitely #4. It's the least didactic and, to my ear, has the greatest depth. Thanks for posting these short gems, Don.

Here and Now said...

Very early morning
no birds
only silence sings.
--beautiful--so intense moment!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Mike and Here and Now.

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