Sunday, February 08, 2009

One Single Impression: Movement


Webster Unabridged
dad's old book gives us choices
movement twice defined

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a scene all have seen . .
old men sitting on a bench
no movement here ....

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she felt the wiggle
a little kick it might be
movement -- mother's womb

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eighty-three jewel
engineer must be on time
rail hand WestClock watch

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cuppa dark and hot
sizzling sip -- what movement here
little bug boiling

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peas porridge hot and cold
eat work play sleep one day old
in the pot flush now

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outdoor symphony
sit on hands -- be very still
last movement applaud
encore applause maybe stand
that's the way my momma said

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
prompted by Alice Byrd at Don't Take My Wings , thank you .

Tag: One Single Impression Movement
Tag: Jim's OSI
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!).

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At Sunday, February 08, 2009 4:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old men sitting on a bench - a classic scene. Lots of reflection on age,birth and time.

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 5:04:00 PM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Loved these. So many images. Excellent.

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 5:05:00 PM, Blogger Bruce Miller said...

just feel like I've taken a railway journey with flashing vignettes of movement seen thru the window. brawly done me jim.

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 5:28:00 PM, Blogger Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

Jim these were all very enjoyable images/movement ... But 3 and 7, my favorites. I remember the fist time I went to a symphony, it was amazing and I applauded out of term --- I was so embarrassed.

Thanks for the prayers for me and my family. I got a chance to see my daughter this weekend, and I felt that the prayers are being heard, she felt so much better.

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 5:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, back again to check out the photo you mentioned - great bunch of guys!

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:15:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

These are fun. Your lighthearted wit and your gentle insight are always spot on!

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:46:00 PM, Blogger Roswila said...

Oh, my, I see a lot of the non-movement mentioned in your second one, in the retirement community where I live. Sometimes I'm the motionless one, on a sunny bench. :-)

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:53:00 PM, Blogger jel said...

That's good! ;)

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 7:27:00 PM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Liked the progression. Very thoughtful verses.


At Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:08:00 PM, Blogger Sherri B. said...

These were all cleverly done...I really loved the first one! It brought back memories of our big dictionary I used to use when I was a kid.

At Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:39:00 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Jim, these are all delightful! I love the old men sitting on a bench and the baby's kick. They sum up the movement of life, don't they?

ps. I'm really glad the alligator didn't get me! But way back then I had to wait over a week to get new glasses and that meant I couldn't work, or read or write a check - or anything!

It was in the late 70's - before "glasses in an hour" - and I just knew that darn alligator was swimming around wearing my glasses and taking pictures with my camera!


At Monday, February 09, 2009 12:14:00 AM, Blogger floreta said...

it is probably not surprising to you that i really like your last one. :) i could also connect to the third one. great depictions.

At Monday, February 09, 2009 2:16:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

A lovely and reflective post - each piece strikes a new and familiar note of life.

At Monday, February 09, 2009 3:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Jim, you had a lot to say on movement. And, they are all very good.

At Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:51:00 AM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Jim, I pretty much loved all of these. Really clever examination and flushing out of various definitions of "movement". It reads like a story....

PS: my offering is totally open to interpretation; not sure I really know myself.

At Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Oh, and thank you for your very kind support last week too. Your comment left me walking a little straighter. Truly.

At Tuesday, February 10, 2009 6:24:00 PM, Blogger Kilauea Poetry said...

This is touching & catches the movement Jim..
I like the mothers womb-

At Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Hi Jim~ I loved your poems...nice take on the word movement; I think you covered it all. Must be wonderful to live where the weather is nice all the time. Chicago- not so much but a few nice days in February- gotta love 'em! Take care~ Patti

At Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:52:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

I enjoyed all the active and quiet movements seen in your works.

I smiled as I saw the "wiggle"

At Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nice array of movement poems and images!


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