Spinning Top

Ah, writing day, bringing with it an attempt at poetry. Disclaimer: Not my strong suit.


We ran away we did

to where

the angels landed

when they fell to earth and

lightning storms grew

in the nodes of green legumes.

Where we thought that

they couldn’t find us.

And on the third day

there you were


around like a spinning

top, crashing

into glass roots and dead trees

displacing gods and sprites and

thunderstorms, trying

to claw your way back to heaven.

5 thoughts on “Spinning Top

  1. NicoLite Великий

    I once learned in literature class how to interpret poetry, only to find that when poeple tried to interpret what I wrote, they got it all wrong. I’m not going to try to make sense of it; my subconscious will do that for me.

    1. Peter Monaco

      Thats actually a really good way to go about it; getting a “gut” level reaction to a poem and letting that guide you before you start trying to think your way through it.

      1. dlaiden Post author

        It certainly saves me from trying to explain anything, because I have little idea what it means either. That’s the problem with most of my poetry! 😉

  2. pinappleflavouredpeople

    I never really know what my poetry is about, it’s more about catching a feeling and putting it down on paper. To me the poem makes sense, though I don’t know if I got it right, but that doesn’t matter. And it’s beautifil, by the way. Most things you write are.

    1. dlaiden Post author

      I certainly agree. Sometimes I don’t get the feeling we’re supposed to understand our own poetry. I’ve never understood how poets supposedly plan the structure of their writing myself. And thank you. 🙂


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