Poem ‘What Goes Around’

What Goes Around

At last I can leave
the window ajar
to sense those languid
sounds of the street

like life itself returning
from some distant place
a world woken up
by a warm gentle kiss

Promise too in the bee’s
tender tap on my window
busy on beatnik rounds –
I am wishing him luck

on a maverick wind
in the cool melodious rain

poem and image © copyright David Francis Barker 2011
*First published in Shot Glass Journal in 2011

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32 comments

  1. kewsmith · February 24, 2012

    Excellent. “A world woken up by a warm gentle kiss” is comforting.

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  2. magsx2 · February 24, 2012

    Hi,
    Very nice poem.
    Your poem makes me think of the early hours of a morning, everything is just so quite, and then the world wakes. 🙂

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  3. dfb · February 24, 2012

    Thank you so much!

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  4. dfb · February 24, 2012

    Thank you very much again for your comments.

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  5. granbee · February 24, 2012

    Wonderful poem and photograph celebrating about-to-be-spring warmth.

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  6. journeyintopoetry · February 24, 2012

    This is a painting in words David – beautiful

    “like life itself returning from some distant place” – I can actually hear this, it’s amazing.

    Christine

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  7. Soma Mukherjee · February 25, 2012

    Sounds purrfect…..the busy bees and the gentle music in the air….its so comforting blissful lazy mornings. Beautiful poetry David

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  8. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Granbee, thank you very much!

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  9. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Thank you once again Christine!

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  10. dfb · February 25, 2012

    I’m grateful to you Soma, thank you!

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  11. Eve Redwater · February 25, 2012

    So peaceful. I love the bee against the window – superb!

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  12. jane tims · February 25, 2012

    The bee as beatnik… wonderful metaphor. Jane

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  13. Mira Jay · February 25, 2012

    I’ve nominated you for Sunshine Award..
    For the details kindly follow this link http://divinerhythm.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/sunshine-award/
    Congrats

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  14. claudia · February 25, 2012

    so lovely and tender…can see the window scene with all its layers and just love..the bee’s tender tap…

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  15. willofheart · February 25, 2012

    I love how you created imagery through this poem, it’s beautiful…

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  16. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Thank you!

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  17. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Thank you!!!

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  18. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Mira, thank you so much, I’m grateful.

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  19. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Thank you again Claudia!

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  20. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Thank you very much!

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  21. Raven of Leyla · February 25, 2012

    Beautiful, and love the pic with it…purrrfect!!! LOL

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  22. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Ah! Thank you so much!

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  23. rangewriter · February 25, 2012

    Spring is in the air? Beautiful cat.

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  24. dfb · February 25, 2012

    Linda, thank you very much! Yes, let’s hope so, in the Northern Hemisphere at any rate!

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  25. elmediat · February 26, 2012

    Nicely done ! Our cats also await the warm gentle kiss of freedom. Alas, one neighbour has chosen to keep informing the cat-police if our poor creatures out. So they sit by the kitchen window watching other cats who are unidentified visit our yard- even with the snow..

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  26. lscotthoughts · February 26, 2012

    So soothing and makes me smile, like ready to begin a new day of possibilities…love this verse:

    Promise too in the bee’s
    tender tap on my window
    busy on beatnik rounds –
    I am wishing him luck

    and your image is perfect, too, David~

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  27. dfb · February 26, 2012

    Cat police? Good heavens. I am very grateful for you comments – thank you!

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  28. dfb · February 26, 2012

    Lauren, I’m very grateful to you, thank you!

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  29. bardessdmdenton · February 29, 2012

    Ah, you made me long for the opening of a window…

    What a beautiful cat! One of mine is always begging me to open a window…he thinks if the sun is shining there must be nice warm air and inviting scents to let in!

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  30. dfb · February 29, 2012

    Thank you so much!!!

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  31. Ina · March 11, 2012

    I love this one 🙂

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  32. dfb · March 11, 2012

    Thank you!!!!

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