Finishing

Finishing

A Poem by Delmar Cooper

Finishing

 

Briefly, my feet compress the sand

     I feel it grind beneath me

Briefly, dry scald of wind scours my face

     Then slips and whips behind me

And all of an instant my steps erase

 

As sand does polish and abrade

      So this sand will polish me

Briefly beautiful,  smooth white bones

      Open to view, part sand part me

Until a final grinding, then man entirely sand

 


© 2015 Delmar Cooper



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I love this message & your artful word-crafting. I've always been a fan of the way life abrades us into more polished beings, a concept you've conveyed here with the lovely idea of sand & wind. Good job of capturing the sensations as well as the meaning (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

4 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.



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I could read these words until the cows come home....And that my fine literary friend is a compliment indeed......Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your comment, knowing the traditional waywardness of cattle as I do.
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

Moosic to my ears..................Neville
This is a very well spun piece. Love the flow.

Posted 3 Months Ago


A lovely write which has inspired me.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Delmar Cooper

3 Months Ago

Thank You for reading.
I love this message & your artful word-crafting. I've always been a fan of the way life abrades us into more polished beings, a concept you've conveyed here with the lovely idea of sand & wind. Good job of capturing the sensations as well as the meaning (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

4 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.
Short yet, beautifully magnificent. I admire your way with words, and I am captured by your simple metaphor. Fantastic job!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

4 Months Ago

It is short, but it goes from here to there and I couldn't ask more of Amtrack.
PandaPeaceful

4 Months Ago

Surely. Sometimes the most impacting poems are the shortest ones.
Life is very short. We will all become bones that turn to dust. This to me is a metaphor for life in general with its storms that come and go. "As sand does polish and abrade." You did a great job on this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and your comments. just another way of saying what we all know or will discover... read more
elegant. simple. sublime.
a treasure.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks nice coming from the precocity section. I'm very impressed by your work.
itsnoteoin

3 Years Ago

the sentiment is wholly mutual, friend. :)
A very beautiful and moving piece. Kind of the dust to dust. Or as I die spread my ashes to the wind and the ocean. I love the birth to death feel watching your time fade and blend in with all the other pieces of sand. Thank you for sharing your words and mind.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and for your comments. I am in your debt.
this is so like Auden, I mean that "Law is our Fate" interpretation. No reference to heavens
past or future, no angry crowds, just goodmorning and goodnight. Finishing is, in other
places but the bible belt, eternity.

I can imagine you writing poems with a calm hand and in a quiet place.
The imagery here being so peaceful.

well done.....dana

Posted 3 Years Ago


Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

We here at the "Home" find the calmness soothing.

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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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I write- a little. I don't write to reinvent the wheel, or discover fire. I just drag along from sentence to sentence hoping for a spark. more..

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