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I am

I am the shadow of a shadow,
the black under grey.
I am the meeting of breezes,
and the death of them both.
I am the drop of dew with no blade of grass to rest on,
lost in the earth.
I am the wave that never crests,
forever at sea.
I am a cloud behind a cloud,
never pointed at by lovers.
I am the leaf that doesn't fall,
alone in the wind.
I am the ash over coal,
with no warmth to give.
I am the traveller's road
when the journey is over
I am the box I opened in the attic,
only to find it empty.
I am

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 1:40:00 AM
    To me, I see it as the unappreciated things we do not see. Never have I saw something so beautiful about something I never saw. My best, Brian... P.S. Thanks for telling me about this site. It is great; you are appreciated!

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Wow, love this. But I was checking your fishing contest and read your raccoon story. :):):) Too funny to be true. Those are the best kind. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:04:00 PM
    Amazing write Caleb! 7 Disappointments have a tendency to accumulate feeding off each other! my best, chuck

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:48:00 PM
    To find your place, sometimed we have to be still in mind, body and soul. Amazing work!

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 10:54:00 AM
    Had to revisit :) still enjoying this one!

  1. Date: 1/23/2014 10:31:00 PM
    Wonderful lil bro...a mans thoughts..well expressed..awesome.thank you..hope all is well..

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 1:14:00 AM
    WOW Caleb! This I like! Striking imagery - the dew with no grass, the road when the journey is over - this makes you question what you are if what you are is intertwined with something else and that something is gone. Very well written!

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 6:44:00 PM
    Caleb. STill loving this one but waiting for a NEW one. Thanks for the fave!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Hi there, I put up that blog... titled ... er?.... OMG brainfart... Showing you mine, you show yours, or something like that... here is the scary part, between the brainfart and me staring into space was approximately 1 minute. Would love to see if I "showed" you what I was trying to convey. Cheers!

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 11:18:00 AM
    This is excellent Caleb [thanks so much for appreciating that verse, and your compliment] I'd be glad to help with the magazine entries, you'll need things like a bio & a cover letter, I can advise you.

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Caleb, you do so well with melancholic, dark, nihilistic writing....I am starting to get worried(lol). Actually, this poem parallels lyrics I've listened to recently: "I am an echo of an echo of an echo, I am a shadow of a shadow of a shadow"(and so forth). If I were to put your words to some minimalist, atmospheric, deep-space music(lol), the result would be great....and creepy too(and I mean that as compliment if you are willing to take "creepy" as a compliment).

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 8:44:00 AM
    I like the mood you're setting here, and my fave line is "I am the ash over coal" which spoke strongly to me... I, too, have felt this way. Hey, I am glad the poem I wrote, for and inspired BY you, made you smile. Tonight, after I tuck in my young one, may I use this to tag along with Roy? He posted a "deeper look into one of his poems blog" and I'd like to do the same thing with "OUR" sonnet. You said you liked one of my pos, but didn't understand all of it.

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    Date: 1/15/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Fanfare sonnet specifically used hunting terms (lol, I had to do some research) I betcha you got every metaphor I put in there... I'd like to share how your blog turned into my sonnet. If you're "game" (moan now, if you must, ha!) then please stop by that blog and share ... well... whatever. :D
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 2:04:00 PM
    A place I found just for you Caleb! http://www.grayssportingjournal.com/ Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 4:52:00 PM
    This is such an intriguing piece with that touch of sadness...I especially liked the clouds and the waves... I think I can relate to this. And now I am also singing 'restless' by switchfoot in my head. You know that song? As for the sound of that one hand clapping, hmmm that sure is another angle to it, on how it can be a lonely sound. Thanks for your thoughts.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 12:31:00 AM
    Caleb this is one cool write my friend, I love the concept of a shadow's shadow that really does put a whole new perspective on darkness, very clever....David

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 5:58:00 PM
    yes,this is better, Caleb. and maybe trail it off. I am. . . . . . a FAVE

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 5:47:00 PM
    the depth and tonality of this piece is remarkable, caleb... dark yet beautifully scribed... more than wonderful!.. hugggs

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 7:22:00 PM
    Caleb. this is OUTSTANDING. WOW. Maybe I am crazy, but I think the very last line was not up to it. There is something about saying "depressed" that I just wish you had not said it. Hope that makes sense to you. It's such a perfect poem and I think it speaks for itself!!

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 3:04:00 PM
    Caleb go read "Hidden in the Rain" and the two that follow and then go show your wife that you've come out of your rut! ;)

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 2:26:00 AM
    Caleb, I miss your writing. Hard to find the muse lately too. World keeps moving the ride I find hard to stop. Liked this one we share the darkness. Winter hard time for me well hang on till spring. Promise? Only a stanza away. J

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