23 May 2010

One In A Million

rain falls outside on greening grass
birds chatter and the sound,
a dreich counterpoint to human song

that claims "I'm a million
different people,
from one day to the next"

heard it all before
still split of mind
as to that million:

afraid I'm infinity plus one


  1. This is becoming my morning habit .. a lovely way to start the day.

  2. I enjoyed my visit with you today.

  3. Plenty of verve in this one Irish..

  4. So now the trick is to see what comes beyond infinity.

  5. This is awesome, I am loving the idea of the infinite being finite.

  6. This is a smooth, lovely poem. The last line is a kicker. Perfection.

    PS: Your labels are a subtext of every post. They say as much as your posts do.

  7. I love it...and you've made me consult my dictionary. Again.

  8. as Janie points out, nice use of a word no one has ever heard of before. Tell me, did you KNOW that word in advance, or did you open the archaic dictionary, pick a word and then write around it?? I do that sometimes.

  9. I came back, not necessarily to annoy you, but....

    what's dreich? :)

  10. and thank GOD you've finally changed your 'post a comment' text :)))

  11. I would consult my dictionary, but that would make me feel stupid. So instead I'm just going to chew the end of my biro.

  12. Very nice, Irish! You ARE one in a million! :)


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...