Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Now and Then

Now and Then

a flaming orange glow;

next to the hardest working    
water wheel in West Berkeley;

rises from a green pine
scented candle

a demented cat chases her tail
inside a blue laundry basket
raising a racket

the electric streetcar stopped running
a long time ago

1 comment:

  1. Nice turn! I like the realization at the end that the preceding lines reflect the past--the waterwheel active, not just a quaint decoration, the candle as a standard light source... Anyway, I very much enjoy the vivid portrayal in this poem.