Wednesday, January 20, 2010


by Nishi You would wait Wouldn't you? As I swing down the tree boughs Rowing across the river to you The leaves melt into dewdrops Slithering and whispering A tale of hope Not lost As they come alive Year after year Even when they fall Triumph or loss This emptiness is not what I am It is something more I am something more You would wait, wouldn't you? I am gone you know But not so far away, that I cannot hear You Or see you I may not believe always Your ways are true But I shall follow By lanes or crossroads Running into you And then drift away You would wait Do I need to ask? Your faith has always Beaten me I wash up on shores away From your heartbeat My back turned to you I lay staring at the sun Thirsting for a freedom that evades me You would still wait, wouldn't you? © Nishida. C. 2010. Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


Carrie said...

"Your faith has always beaten me," a lovely line that definitely stood out.

Michelle said...

Yes! I love it!

Jim_Wisneski said...

This one is GREAT - and when the monthly issue comes out, the picture with the text should be clearer so you can read the text on the picture and actually get into the poem!

Thanks Nishi!


Maria A. Kelly said...

I was struck by the line "Thirsting for a freedom that evades me." Speaks deeply of the continual search for faith. I loved this poem.

Nishi said...

"Thirsting for a freedom that evades me." is one of my favourite lines in this poem too (if I had to choose!)

This poem is special to me for many reasons. One is that it is more peaceful and more calmer than other poems I have written. Secondly, it is the only poem of mine to have been inspired by an image, which can be found here.
tree row by Beeldmark

(The image is copyrighted, it is not free to use, so I will only leave the link to the flickr page here.)

Thank you so much, everyone, for your lovely and kind comments, I am glad you like my work. Huge thanks and a big hug to Jim for featuring me here!

- Nishi