October 21, 2009

Have you ever:

Have you ever tried to hold the wind
with leaves running around?
Have you ever tried to find a friend
when looking all over town?
Have you ever tried to catch a smile
that's not for you it seems?
Have you ever tried to run a mile
around the rainbow's beams?
Have you ever tried to take a thought
out into the burning light?
Have you ever tried true love brought
in the middle of the night?
Have you ever tried to find one word
you will never get to rhyme?
Have you ever tried to give to her
the truest love of all time?


Copyright ©2001 Ellis William Moore

13 comments:

JamieDedes said...

I think this may be my absolute favorite. It made me smile. It's lovely, Ellis. Just lovely.

TALON said...

Have you ever read a poem that was just beautiful? I just did.

Snaggle Tooth said...

More burning questions! I've tried almost all of these.... But suceeded at very few! (The last two! Her being a daughter-)
... I didn't even find a dis-membered body part in this one!

Lynn said...

I've tried at least one of these things, if not more. Thank you for a lovely poem this early morning, Ellis.

TALON said...

**sneaking up behind Ellis with a big hat pin and a hat**

Jannie Funster said...

Just loved this one, Ellis.

The wind, the town, the smile, the beams.

Light and love and rhymes and dreams.

xo

Sara said...

Ellis -- I loved the sentiment expressed in this poem, but I don't think you were just writing a good poem.

You are so sneaky about the that last stanza and finding the word that will rhyme:~)

BTW I love my verification word. It is "unsupet." Now, there's a word to create a poem around. Let's give a try. Here's mine:

She was so unsupet,
that she forgot
she was a string Puppet
and tried to run away
with Beauregard, the Muppet...

... Paige said...

Awesome!

ElizabethR said...

Ellis,

Did you notice there are three poems here? The first is the obvious. The second is read only every first line. The third is read only every second line. Very interesting!

Have you ever tried to hold the wind
with leaves running around?
Have you ever tried to find a friend
when looking all over town?
Have you ever tried to catch a smile
that's not for you it seems?
Have you ever tried to run a mile
around the rainbow's beams?
Have you ever tried to take a thought
out into the burning light?
Have you ever tried true love brought
in the middle of the night?
Have you ever tried to find one word
you will never get to rhyme?
Have you ever tried to give to her
the truest love of all time?

*****


Have you ever tried to hold the wind

Have you ever tried to find a friend

Have you ever tried to catch a smile

Have you ever tried to run a mile

Have you ever tried to take a thought

Have you ever tried true love brought

Have you ever tried to find one word

Have you ever tried to give to her

the truest love of all time?

****


with leaves running around?

when looking all over town?

that's not for you it seems?

around the rainbow's beams?

out into the burning light?

in the middle of the night?

you will never get to rhyme?

the truest love of all time?

JamieDedes said...

I always enjoy your poems, Ellis. Every one without exception. You combine the practicle and the poetic most gracefully.

I'll be back later to read more Moore! :-)

Happy days ...

JamieDedes said...

Sorry! That would be "practical." But you probably know what I mean.

Later ...

Tony Single said...

Whimsical, and yet straight as an arrow. Beautiful read, my good chum. :)

desk49 said...

Jamie:
Will Thank you I just hope you find others as fitting as well.

Talon:
Now my head is swelled no wearing a hat today. Thanks

Snaggle:
I’m having to LOL. No there are no body parts strong around this poem.

Lynn:
I hope you get to try all of them but running around the rainbow.
Tho I did try it as a kid with a water hose.

October 22, 2010 8:56 AM

What is that hissing sound?
I'm melting I'm melting.

October 22, 2010 9:46 AM

Jannie:
Will thank you Now that my head is back down to the right size.
October 22, 2010 12:32 PM

Sara:
It was so long ago that I wrote it. Not sure what was going through my head at the time.

Paige:
Thanks

October 23, 2010 12:07 AM

ElizabethR:
No I never saw that.
Thanks for pointed it out.
Neat. But can’t take created for it.

October 24, 2010 11:13 AM

Jamie:
Yes I understood. But thanks sometimes I’m a bit hard headed.

October 26, 2010 12:56 AM

Tony:
long time no see. Thanks

October 27, 2010 12:06 AM