Passing

Passing

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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On death and revival and the changes in perspective

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Passing
If I stand very still,
I can feel the earth spinning…
ever so slightly.
On the crest of this hill,
I feel the sunlight skimming…
My right cheek lightly;
It warms the spring chill,
in a promised beginning,
from the cold still inside me.
To silence the shrill,
from the stark reminiscing
from the death they revived me.
And the days will blaze
Till the crimson displays
Of the suns final rays
Will once again fade 
to evenings shade!
I stretch out my face
To drink its last grace
and stave the malaise
Of winters decay
in the motions allay
of the seasons cascade
And, if I stand very still,
I can feel the earth spinning…
ever so slightly.
© 2022 Robert Trakofler

© 2022 Robert Trakofler


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Dear Bunny, so good to come across this little gem. So very nicely penned. I am liking the subtle rhyme and the flow of your well crafted lines.

From death they revived me

Now that is a near miss and worth remembering, that each new day is a gift.

Look after yourself my friend.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Hi Chris:) It is a strange perspective to have that's for sure lol
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Good to see you. Take it easy Bunny and keep well :)



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You may not believe me but there was one hell of a lot of us Bunny fans out here praying for you Robert .. No wonder your view on just about everything shifted slightly sir ... Stay well now and that's an order .. OK :)


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Weeks Ago

LOL I do my best:/
love all your metaphors robert, they really weave a visual story.
very neat!
stay well.
cheerio carola

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Robert Trakofler

4 Weeks Ago

thanks Carola:)
"Ever so slightly" from start to end beautifully written.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

smiling:) thank you!
Very cool. I did enjoy the verbal poetry. It is good to hear the poet or writer read their work. Thank you, Robert, for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Thanks, old friend sorry I took so long to respond I am still recovering and simultaneously still ke.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

I hope you are feeling better my friend and you are welcome.
Some nice imagery in these poetic lines. A poem to make the reader think!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thank you, Robert:)
Is it possible the attacks of vertigo people have is just a moment of harmony betwixt the Earth 🌎 and them.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Hmm…you may be on to something!
Brilliant Rob ... dare I say one of your best. The subtle emotion tied to the subject matter and knowing of this one's origins certainly delivers a profound sense of self and existence.
Maybe even a recognition of the relentless ticking of Time and our own fragile lives.

I like this a lot.


Posted 1 Month Ago


interestingly enough i too find myself knowing the movement of this planet.
at one time i had a piece of raw marble that was slightly larger than my skateboard
i had laid it in the pathway to my studio and would most often 'ride' the rotation
i could face east riding the coming crest or using westward stance to surf the continued wave of forward motion
just a silly notion i had but it served as moments concentrating upon balance and tuning myself into myself
worked for me ... thanks for reminding me
i enjoyed the read and the spoken word as well

Posted 1 Month Ago


It's often the stillness... and it's always the earth spinning which at other times we are quite unaware of. Loved that the poem began and ended with those bookend lines. Much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The anapests and shifting meter really make a sense of movement.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

that is precisely what I was hoping for:)

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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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