lines in life, drawn between this and that
sometimes easy to draw
often hard to erase
once in place, leaving impressions
like those left by a full moon
on a farmer’s resting field
on a biting cold winter’s eve
like those cut by a determined river
following its surging heart to sea
like those etched into our faces
from years of smiling or frowning
and finally
like those in a poem
connecting and separating words
to give meaning

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

15 thoughts on “Lines

  1. lovely images and thoughts
    i have too many wrinkles for the sonnet – i’ll have to go for epic narrative verse 🙂

  2. I love this poem …the lines that we have insdie us..It also remind me the photo of the old Irani in my blog (not sure what is the connection) but lines of life prehaps…Your words are magical in here touching us so deeply

    Thank you

  3. ‘..drawn between this and that
    sometimes easy to draw
    often hard to erase..’

    Points to ponder…(not going to the mathematics of it!!)

  4. Gautami: Thanks so much. No, please. No math. It’s Friday and nothing seems to add up; not even lines. A little humor. 🙂

  5. Polona: Thanks so much. Lines of all types and shapes. Just so I don’t have to walk a straight one tonight. It’s Friday!!!

  6. My signs of living are advancing exponentially. At least I’m still here to count them. Good one Don!!

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