Pool of Souls

In the office park
There is an artificial stream
That gathers into separate
Symmetrical pools

Emerald green
(Thanks to modern chemistry),

Bereft of the
Of nature's

One pool:
A slowly circulating
Of autumn's castaways,
Dressed in a hundred hues
Of passage;

A second pool:
One leaf, poised
On upturned ends--
A miniature catamaran,

Sailing alone.

--Mr. Gobley


karen said...


Came to share this- searching for Hildegard of Bingen:10000 Virgins = beautiful music.

"They can be like a sun, words. They can do for the heart what light can for a field."

- John of the Cross

Thank you for sharing... your words.
I forget if you are an Oct baby-- or Feb. It feels like you are Oct. If so- have a happy day somewhere along the way.

karen said...

Guess what, mr g?

11,000 Virgins!!!
Off by 1,000. Only me...

karen said...

Did Sandy affect you-
are you ok, too?

Mr. Gobley said...


i am OK, gratefully so. and you?

Mr. Gobley said...
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karen said...

We were not even on the radar this round. I'm worried about amba and about Melinda- a commenter @amba's.

For everyone else- passionately.

Thank you for answering.