7.01.2010

Ten Things

it is addressed thusly:
Ten riddles.
it reads: 
I

Small and silver one
Worth less than your parts, but oh
Who does not need you?

II

I lean and wonder
For youth a statement, this leg
High as half a man?

III

All poured within it
Glows like pearl or amber lit
Is it magical?

IV

Is not this fire vain,
Fragile, cumbersome, until
All the lights go out?

V

I can feel a twitch
Is heaven's net made of such
Common things as this?

VI

Can these whirling blades
Mine and the tiny germ, be
A coincidence?

VII

The earth is a lake
For those so patient and slow
Did you see me dive?

VIII

Would you draw and face
Just to see the whiteness gleam
And the metal sing?

IX

A flash so intense
Can no one contain its power
Save for that moist cloud?

X

A little earth made
From a little earth, does not
A seed find shelter?

1 comment:

  1. What lovely riddles! They're like haikus from Fantasia. The foliage in the background adds a nice touch.

    P.S. - Some white tea spillage in the shape of a one-legged T-rex occurred on the carpet while reading today.

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