Monday, September 29, 2008

Southern Zen Master

He laughs easily at naysayers
plodding in his cornfield of life

is never concerned with
small-town gossip

brilliantly focuses on
smiling
life
into
submission

eats collards on Sunday
sees green as green
and red as red

knows his grand-children's
favorite ice cream and
biggest wishes
for Christmas and birthdays

finds pleasure in a green bean
a five-and-dime harmonica
and in helping his wife
hang
the
laundry

4 comments:

Scot said...

yes is all i can say

Crafty Green Poet said...

a beautiful tribute to simplicity. I love the second line particularly

Nathan said...

I truly get a sense of this person from these details.

Julie said...

Hell, yeah. I love the pleasure in a green bean. The five and dime harmonica. Helping his wife hang laundry. I LOVE the green bean best of all the details. Anyone who can find pleasure in A green bean is my kind of person. This is a wonderful portrait of a man I would love to know!

P.S. - Sorry I haven't been around much. I'll talk to you soon...life has me scattered & on the run again, but it should calm down soon. I'm ready for A GREEN BEAN! AND a Southern Zen Master! Take care, Holly girl!