Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Prose, Photography



The universe spoke today
It was crisp and sound
I lost it almost in the thunder

There was no death
Nor any sight of a thousand herons passing by
Only the fleeting of anticipation

And for the first time, I listened
As the ant drowned out the rain

© Copyright – All rights reserved – – September 29, 2014


Author: melindafoshat

Poet, dreamer, philosopher, photographer

23 thoughts on “Anticipation

  1. When thus speaks the universe, it’s a good idea to listen.

  2. Interesting. I really like it.

  3. Nicely done. P.S. – As a Staten Islander, nice meeting a Wagner grad. My brother and cousins still live there. This old retired guy is now in Florida as well. Are you following me? 🙂 Regards

  4. It’s those with an ear to the ground that hear when the universe speaks. Thanks.

  5. This is very lovely a poem.Thank you for it – and for stopping by my blog. Penny

  6. I like the imagery that comes to mind when I read these words.

  7. exquisite and full of resonance and significance! Posting on

  8. Beautiful!!!! Definitely going to follow your blog!!!

  9. Beautiful! Visual and aural. Lovely.

  10. I’ve got no words to express how beautiful and mysterious the feeling in this one is. thank you!

  11. I really liked this poem! Very deep! Just thought I’d let you know that it has been featured on my blog for tomorrows post in my series “wednesday’s poet” I can’t wait to read more of your work!

  12. Pingback: Wednesday’s Poet | Zoelle

  13. “The fleeting of anticipation/As the ant drowns out the rain”

    The hint of tenacious expectation – nice.

  14. Your closing is strong and powerful.

  15. Love the last line especially. Powerful ending!

  16. Creative! Indeed!

  17. This is a beautiful poem! I look forward to reading your other posts. Thanks for taking a look at my blog too, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  18. Excellent. Right up to the last dramatic line, and the perfect closing. Thanks for sharing.

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