Sunday, 5 July 2009



1. a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance.
2. a newcomer in a place or locality.
3. an outsider.
4. a person who is unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something (usually followed by “to”).
5. a person who is not a member of the family, group, community, or the like, as a visitor or guest.
6. Law. one not privy or party to an act, proceeding, etc.
7. in a strange manner

Read from your left palm
A most tantalizing threat.
Frost on your caught breath.


The Dark Lord said... poignant.. it conveys such a lot in those mere three lines..

shraddha said...

so fine...just totally cool...

anthonynorth said...

This is so very deep. Deceptively so.

Fledgling Poet said...

Beautiful and powerful..."Frost on your caught breath" was absolutely lovely!

Jim said...

Hi Nathallie, got to watch those unknown strangers, generally they do have in their make up one or more threats those who don't know him/her.

I had frost in my caught breath in the winter when I was sleeping. I slept on an unheated porch even in freezing weather. The frost would gather where my breath landed on my blanket.
Come to think of it I suppose many of our homeless persons have frost on their blankets also. Well, not in Italy or Texas but yes, further north like in Nebraska where I grew up.

Thank you for the definitions. 'In Law one not privy or party to an act, proceeding, etc. [a stranger]' is different than a by-stander. The stranger has no standing at law to sue while a by-stander does.
It is reasonable to act in a manner that will affect someone just 'standing by' and we have a legal duty to be careful for those people who but for our actions would not be involved.

Nara Malone said...

The simple beauty of this piece has me catching my breath. I loved "The Soul as Butterfly" too. Nice site.

gabrielle said...

Stunning! I have returned several times to savor this gem.
Southpaw, a sinister messenger, indeed...

Anonymous said...

Very nice! That last line sent shivers down my spine.

DeLi said...

a moving piece..and the photo that goes with it.....