Wednesday, June 6, 2007


(Image: Untitled, by Helen O'Toole)

I am thankful for drizzle.
I am thankful for Italian parsley.
I am thankful for Cedar Grove Compost

I am thankful for punctuation, especially the semi-colon.
I am thankful for the dependant clause.
I am thankful for riffraff, zigzag, rickrack.

For yeast, especially when proofed.
For butter, when cut-in.
For sugar, on the tongue.
For vanilla, in excess.

With gratitude to the parsnip, the rosebud geranium,
the nuthatch. The silkworm. The poem.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, have always particularly loved the semicolon. An entire phrase or thought, separated but essentially connected to the preceding thought, in whatever way the reader wants to conjure.