Thursday, November 24, 2011

A fellow blogger and poetry lover
from the lovely blog
"Beyond the Fields We Know" .
( see my favorite blogs for a link)
Suggested after my last post that the
Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge should
be more widely read. I have to agree.



Conch

You build a house for your soul,
and wander proudly
in starlight
with the house on your back,
like a snail.
When danger in near,
you crawl inside
and are safe
behind your hard
shell.

And when you are no more,
the house will
live on,
a testament
to your soul's beauty.
And the sea of your loneliness
will sing deep
inside.

Olav H. Hauge


4 comments:

Gary said...

Great poem!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Thanks Gary

Kathiesbirds said...

Oh yes, very beautiful. I have not heard of him. Thanks for the introduction!

Guy TROTT said...

Hi Kathie

I am glad you enjoyed him he is a very interesting poet.

Guy