Wednesday, July 04, 2018

HE WAS GENTLY AMUSED BY LEAVES

He was gently amused by leaves.
 
Woke up today with that sentence in my head. Sometimes I get cryptic telegrams like this on waking, no clue of who what where they're from. Poets get them all the time, don't you? Most of the time I forget them. Decided to run with this one.

He was gently amused by leaves
The height of things was an interesting question
To leap or not to leap?
His eyes did not see
So much as foresee
Consequences.
Not a bad life
On the whole.

3 comments:

solitary-cyclist said...

I like the idea of cats being "gently amused by leaves". That one is striking a particularly Egyptian pose, I think.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Thanks solitary cyclist. The cat (I call him Pushkin but his owner named him Ben) definitely has ancient Egyptian DNA. I don't own him, he just visits me often.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Oh, it's Dominic isn't it? Good to see you here Dom!