Sunday, August 05, 2007

Lightning strikes tower of babel

This poem was ignited by a lightning strike I watched hit a church three blocks from my living-room window on Friday night during the art walk. This weather event prompted a walkabout, and my lovely stroll was filled with bohemian life eye candy. What a fabulous town!


Lightning strikes tower of babel


electrified
Giacometti stick men
walked into our town
friday night,
a skinny white leg
stood-
upon the church steeple’s
granite cross,
a modern day
Ziggurat;
soldiers of fire kept watch
and bid us townspeople
wait;
do we storm heaven
waving our swords at
god?
or shall we accept that
Zeus
has walked among us
and
party on?

4 comments:

Enjah said...

w00t! I really enjoyed this poem ... partay on, chickie!

SK said...

Ive read this poem at least ten times. I just love it.

Scott

robyn said...

Thank you Scott. What's your favorite beer?

SK said...

LOL. You know I'm no beer snob. :) Currently Corona. Maybe I could write a poem about that. An ode...