Monday, November 20, 2017

So Dense


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So Dense

If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know
where the rocks are.”--Ming-Dao Deng.

Geologists ain’t afraid
of no rocks,
because
they love
the hard stuff.

Slim women rock
their tight jeans,
but how do they
get them on?

Blues men gave
musical birth
to both
jazz and rock.

Yeah,
rocks in your head.
but not yet
dead.



Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44  

20 comments:

brudberg said...

Plenty of good aspects of rock... Hard stuff to love.

Amaya Engleking said...

You covered the gamut: sedimentary, igneous, and METAMORPHIC.

Toni Spencer said...

They inch them up one inch at a time, lying on their backs or standing up and jumping up and down in them, lifing themselves up inches at a time...you covered all the different kind of rocks Glenn! Good to see you back.

Anonymous said...

rock on

Frank Hubeny said...

I liked the last stanza. I don't know how they get in those jeans either.

Alison H said...

Toni is correct it is a labour.....hahaa...I think you covered this one well.

sarah said...

Couldn't help smiling at those hard core geologists. Lots of fun.

Victoria said...

Love it. We recently lost a hard-core geologist friend. Loved visiting them because of the glorious collection of rocks they have.

Grace said...

Those pants are stretchy, spandex kind, so its easily slipped on, ha ~

Rock on Glenn ~

Frank J. Tassone said...

Love the variation! Keep rocking!

Mish said...

You gave us much to rock out on here! Love the variety of density.
Oh man, I wish I had painted those rocks...

Pat R said...

Love the variety..

Arcadia M said...

I really like this take on the prompt. Well done.

Sabio Lantz said...

Playful poem like the pretty painted rocks. (BTW, it is a pain using your verification thing -- is there simpler methods)

Vivian Zems said...

A happy ode to rocks- made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Nice moves Glenn...multiple rock references and questions to ponder. Dig it ;)

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Love the different references by stanza! My hubby, geologist by trading/education, got a kick out of the first stanza! 😊

lynn__ said...

Gotta say...you rocked the prompt! Like the painted rocks photo too.

Truedessa said...

Lying on the bed, to button and zip them up and then all is good as they stretch quickly haha..

and I do like Blues and Rock...

Kim Russell said...

I'm sorry for arriving late to the party, but I do love the image of the painted rocks and I adore your poem, Glenn, especially the opening lines which remind me of the theme from Ghostbusters and 'they love / the hard stuff'. You've squeezed many permutations of the prompt word into your quadrille and I bet you have more rocks up your sleeve!