Tuesday, December 21, 2010

4. of houses and humans...

by human being

illustration by rhoda penmarq



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the new house is beautiful
the new house is bare
the new house is waiting for me

i should pack my things:

i cannot pack the walnut tree outside the window
i cannot pack its summer branches 
loaded with the screams of parrots and croaks of crows

i cannot pack the persimmon tree in front of the balcony 
i cannot pack its autumn attire
decorated with merry fruits and starlings

i cannot pack the sycamore maples
and their early morning dialog with the sparrows

i cannot pack the sweet voice of the neighbor's child
who asks why leaves fall down 
or why cats fight

i cannot pack my footsteps 
hushed on the trimmed garden of the carpets

i cannot pack all the wandering words i hunted
and the lines i tamed

i cannot pack all the songs i sang silently
and the tales walls listened patiently 

i leave the old house empty-handed
the new house is waiting for me
the new house is beautiful
the new house is bare




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2 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

Yes, a home is much more than a building. I love the intangibly immovables you've listed here.

human being said...

home is me
house is us
and among us
there is always a boss
:D

i really appreciate your visits and precious comments, Francis...