Saturday, December 7, 2013

First Mark

first published in Outburst


With this first mark, I make a path — stepping stone words  through an otherwise empty space.


With this repetition, I strengthen, widening the space, invite others to follow.


Now that the path has been drawn,
— the questions.  Why here? Why now?


Each new poem exploring, this wondrous garden, where we weeds have grown.


©Niall OConnor 2013


6 comments:

  1. Ron Kleiman

    a weed indeed
    with a pedigree in poetry
    honor to O Connor

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  2. Rachel Sutcliffe

    good one Niall

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  3. Amy Barry

    Beautiful, Niall...

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  4. Mahasty Eslahy

    Absolutely beautiful poem and metaphors Niall O Connor!!

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  5. Poetry for Humanity

    I enjoyed where this poem ended...at the beginning

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  6. I adore that poem.

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