by on Jan 23, 2015

(watch Leave-taking & read Dave’s process notes on Vimeo)


the trees react to colder nights by stripping naked
the meadow too

it’s as if they’re about to set off somewhere
all excess baggage is left at the gate

the sun too is a budget traveler
abandoning most of the sky
the days are so quiet now

take me with you
even if there’s nowhere to go
even if it means leaving myself behind


Dave Bonta edits Moving Poems, a site devoted to videopoetry and poetry film, and is in his third year of making daily erasure poems from the 17th-century diary of Samuel Pepys.

6 thoughts on “Leave-taking

  1. Sherry says:

    I am not a big fan of video poems but if I saw more work like this, I’d be inclined to change my mind.
    Great work.

Comments are closed.