An Abundance of Absurdities
Hieronymus Bosch
The Concert in the Egg

we make do with what we find

chipping away to gain purchase

ethereal laughter always taking root

from the inside first

tending to flocks

adorned in their own absurdities

their song 

one on my own making

imprinted before the first crack was sighted

i lead only because i cannot follow

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


  1. what a strong last line...
    some were meant to lead and nothing will stop that....
    the ethereal laughter taking root inside first..
    a nice truth in that...

  2. I agree with Brian...the last line is brilliant! Have a great weekend Audrey!

  3. Passionate and sharp - and that last line: empowering!

  4. I agree with the others! A very good poem with an excellent ending.

  5. I like this very much. A strong poem throughout, culminating in a last line that really draws the poem to a strong conclusion!

  6. Those closing lines Audrey gorgeous! Masterful poem =)

  7. We do what we gotta do! Strong statement in this piece!


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