Stone #17 aros

For A River of Stones: One Daily Observation

Heat, humidity a physical
presence, hazy film
that clings to skin
smothers movement
to stillness.

Storm clouds,
scattered dark shadows
against grayed sky,
seemingly chased by grumbling,
far off echoes of thunder.
Rumbling stomach
of stalking monster,
yet to feed.

Elizabeth Crawford  7/19/11

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8 Responses to Stone #17 aros

  1. anl4 says:

    It is as thought that is a conversation between the weather and our insides. Nice sky, hope you got rain.


  2. Mike Patrick says:

    Elizabeth, another excellent stone, but I dropped by to thank you for your comment on my blog.

    Thanks to your suggesiton, I’ve been reading hip-hop poetry and it has done more to clear up my confusion about slant rhymes/near rhymes/half rhymes than everything else I’ve studied.

    Poetry, although a written form, was meant to be read aloud; transforming it to an oral form. The freedom of word emphasis and syllable stressing in any oral form (like hip-hop) allows the pronunciation of slant rhymes to more closely match that of real rhymes; beautiful in its simplicity. Thank you again.


    • 1sojournal says:

      Mike, I know that many, perhaps most poets, study classic forms. I had the wonderful adventure and advantage of studying with a Whitman scholar and an American Lit enthusiast. I also love and have a rather eclectic taste in music which really did influence the way my poetry found form. Don’t particularly like hip-hop music, but I do like hip-hop poetry. And you are right, it does follow the sound, yet wraps that sound around meaning with a beat. And personally? I just think it’s fun. Glad I could help,



  3. Susannah says:

    Fantastic descriptions here Elizabeth. I could feel and see this one! 🙂


  4. earlybird says:

    This is SO right: Rumbling stomach
    of stalking monster,
    yet to feed.


  5. 1sojournal says:

    The thought occurred while trying to get the photos, but thought it was a bit too fantastical. Obviously changed my mind, lol. Thanks for visiting Earlybird,



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