The Bigness of Small Poems – #43 in a Series -This Morning, a Yellow Wheelbarrow

Our Old Yellow Wheelbarrow

This Morning, a Yellow Wheelbarrow

I hear

the chords, the deep thrum,
from a yellow wheelbarrow
on its side after snow
in a morning garden.

The light singing there,
yellow on yellow,
blazes, an incandescence
not dependent on anything

or anyone.

Richard Osler, unpublished

I don’t as a general rule post my own poems on my blog. but now and again, but not too often, do I break that rule! As I have done today.

First I couldn’t resist the picture of the wheelbarrow this past Monday after a light snow. The image blazed up at me as Tomas Transtromer says in one of his poems. Then, I sent the image to some friends. One asked when I was going to write a poem to accompany it. And then with W.C. Williams, of course, in mind when it comes to wheelbarrows, off I went to write something.



  1. Mary Nelson
    Posted February 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Love it. Yellow on yellow, indeed!

  2. Richard Osler
    Posted February 7, 2019 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Good all sunshine yellow! Sending you much love!

  3. Posted February 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Glad you posted this poem. Love it!

  4. Posted February 9, 2019 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Love it!

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