Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "You and I" by Jonathan Potter



You and I



You are a warm front
that moved in from the north,
a blind spot bearing beautiful gifts,
a garden in the air, a golden filament
inscribed with the name of God's hunting dog,
a magic heirloom mistaken for a feather duster,
a fountain in a cow pasture, an anachronistic anagram
annoyed by anonymity, a dollar in the pocket
of a winter coat in summer.

And I am the discoverer of you.

--Jonathan Potter

40 comments:

slommler said...

Wonderful poem!! Love the pic!
Hugs
SueAnn

Ella said...

Beautiful photo and wonderful words~
Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Evangeline said...

I really like this poem. Very nice. I love being introduced to poets whose voices I haven't yet heard. Thank You.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB!!
What a beathe taking picture!!

The poem is perfect too.
Madi and Mom

Anne Gallagher said...

OMG I wish Ellis could say that to Violet.

Or really, someone would say that to me.

Out on the prairie said...

You are the cream in my coffee, the sugar in my tea, a big thanks to you from me.

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful poem and pic.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem and pic. Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem and pic. Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne.

Theresa Milstein said...

That is so sweet. Perfect picture to go with it. Thanks!

Seams Inspired said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the culture this Tuesday morning. Happy Day! :o)

The Empress said...

OH! To hear someone say those words to you..just...oh.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Wow, excellent!

Barbara said...

Love the poem! And, does anyone else see "God's eye" in that photo?

Sara said...

Oh, I love this poem!

Baby Sister said...

That was beautiful!! I'm going to have to add it to my collection.

Brian said...

That warmed me up! Very pretty!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Amazing photo & beautiful poem, Betty!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh BB!!!!! This so spoke to the romantic in me!! Awwwwwww!!!!!

Thank you! take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful poem, Betty. Thank you and happy Tuesday!

GreatGranny said...

Lovely poem and photo.Have a happy Tuesday.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Hey! That's in the Windows Section of Arches National Park. I LOVE that hike. So beautiful back there.

I love the poem, too, but it's the photo that caught my eye. :-)

blueviolet said...

What a soulful poem. Love it.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice words and a great photo!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You share some nice poems, Betty.

Ann said...

sweet poem.

Joyful said...

Beautiful poem. I like the photo too!

Linda said...

I'm not much into poetry, but I understood and enjoyed this one. :) I love the picture, too. I've actually been there.

faye said...

Nice .. the poem and the
beautiful photo. Together
they exude serenity and hope.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Nothing makes me happier than finding a lost dollar in a forgotten pocket.

Daisy said...

Beautiful picture and poem today, Betty. I hope you are having a good week! :)

Pat said...

That photo is just stunning! Where was it taken?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love the photo. I wish when we had to read poetry in school they had assigned verse as lovely.

Ann Best said...

An incredible poem!! And stunning photograph!!!

Marlene said...

I know one thing's for sure...I'd love to discover some of those places you photograph!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a sweet poem and fantastic photo.
xoRobyn

Short Poems said...

Love this poem, so nicely done!

Shanae Branham said...

What a fantastic poem. I was only going to comment on one post until the picture caught my eye and the poem drew me in. I could not leave without telling you so.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love all the metaphors in this poem--thanks for sharing this one!

Jonathan Potter said...

Thank you for reposting my poem here, Betty. And thanks to all for the nice comments. I love that picture, too. If y'all liked the poem, there's more where that came from here: korrektivpress.com/works/how/. Cheers!