Archive for Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poet’s Showcase: ‘Cliffs Outside of Town’

July 11, 2010


You lifted me off
the ground just
outside of town
where silent cliffs call to me.

I clung precariously in
fear I’d fall back to earth
after having fallen,
still falling, hard for you.

We bucked our clothes
and skinny dipped as
fireflies lit up and reflected
like lightening in your eyes.

I smelled your scent for
days and nights afterwards
as it lingered in my thoughts
and in my clothes.

Holding each other tight,
we feared we’d fall
into the stars that night
as gravity let us go.

Yes, we’d fall,
keep falling,
from the cliffs
of love.

The cliffs just outside of town,
fall all the way back to
the ground,

— Ronda Miller lives in Lawrence.


Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 10 months ago


And I'm glad to see you online again - you hadn't posted anything new for a while!

Ronda Miller 7 years, 10 months ago

Thanks, Ron. I figured someone like yourself from the wide open spaces and places would appreciate this one.

Actually, I've posted a few items that you hadn't commented on so I'd wondered where you've been.

I'm with jestmesis and beachlady at present.

Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 10 months ago

Well, there was one item you posted on horn solos. Although I played the trombone, I didn't like playing it, and it showed in my utter lack of ability.

And, you mentioned another on musical instruments that had "Har" in them, such as harmonica. Again, just not my sort of thing.

For me, it's the piano, I'm rather limited that way.

So, I felt I had nothing to contribute. Sorry!

Paul Decelles 7 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful imagery and metaphor, the cliffs and falling for some one. There is a bit of vertigo involved in both isn't there?

Ronda Miller 7 years, 10 months ago

That's true enough, Paul. Both 'fallings' can be quite frightening, but worth the experience.

Ron, I appreciate not all instruments are your favorites. I sure have my favorites, but I do love harmonicas and think I need to get one and start learning Lord knows I'm windy enough.

Steve Bunch 7 years, 10 months ago

Falling from the cliffs of love? Oh, brother. You shouldn't do this kind of stuff in public.

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