here is what I am


tree ferns, open armed
shrouded in thick mistiness rolling in
from the South Pacific

bejeweled spider-web mandala
(bemused spider sheltering under
dripping eaves)

breadcrumbs scattered on glistening deck;
shy thrushes dropping in for breakfast

gleaming flax proudly pointing their ebony flower-laden bracts
skyward; fat Tuis feasting

explosions of agapanthus blue, and white,
on long strong stalks

panels of pieces-in-progress strewn
around the polished Rimu floor

tongues of fire dancing in the little wood stove
keeping the air moisture-free
so paintings can dry

crackle and creak of chimney stack
slow staccato on roof-tile
melting diamonds on window-pane
oboe breathing forth from
magic music box …

what else can I say?
there is nothing that I is not
yet I is nothing and nowhere to be found


– miriam louisa

10 thoughts on “here is what I am

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 35 (December 16-22) | Jingle

  2. “There is nothing that I am not yet I am nothing and nowhere to be found”

    just what I’ve been feeling lately.

    this post is really special.

    Keep it up hun!


    anyways, here is my share for this week’s rally:


  3. beautiful capture of sentiments and your usage of nature and more are outstanding…

    well done poem

    I invite you to attend poets rally week 35, where you share your poetry and make new poetic friends…poetry awards are assigned upon completion.

    let me know when you are ready.
    Merry Christmas…
    Stay Blessed….

  4. click on my name, you will see agreement,

    your link is currently under WEEK 35 FRESH Poets to explore, you are not a participant until you come in, say yes to my questions, and leave your entry link …

    please read my post via this link…
    hope to see you in.
    Happy Sunday!

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