Thursday, October 28, 2010


Whisperings in winter:
tales of memory and loss
chiseled in stone--
everywhere, the fallen.

Quietly lingering
amidst discarded wishes
and dreams of rebirth:
a lone figure
somehow summoning healing
in the passing shadows.

A scent of moss and ashes:
drifting, earthy,
leaves crackling underfoot,
trampled like so many forgotten hopes.  

One too young, found: 
lying grey,
cold, exposed--
not cracked, 
but split quite in two,
awaiting eternal repair.

trying my hand at some pre-Halloween poetry for Magpie 38.


Mary said...

Very nice mag. Sad, but then the mention of 'eternal repair.' Undoubtedly needed by all!

kathi harris said...

The line ... awaiting eternal repair ... also caught my attention. That's a lot of work.

Diane T said...

Delightful word in your poem. So peaceful!

kathew said...

we all can use eternal repair! Nice Magpie

willow said...

Beautiful. I especially like "the scent of moss and ashes". Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Intense wordplay here adding to teh whole dynamic of the piece. Love and Light, Sender

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully done.

Martin H. said...

"..awaiting eternal repair." Something we all hope for. Nice Magpie.

Brian Miller said...

it was the last verse that got to taken too young in particular...nice emotional magpie...

Leah said...

That is lovely, so evocative.

Tumblewords: said...

A great magpie!!

Angie Muresan said...

Oh that last verse! I hate it when the too young die. It isn't fair. Beautiful... Beautiful Magpie, Hausfrau.

Sue J said...

A sad tale, but beautifully worded.

Reflections said...

Beautifully told sad tale... 'too young die' kind of lingers in the heart. nicely written.

~T~ said...

Though brief, "summoning healing" and "eternal repair" bring balance to the sadness of the poem. Very nice.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Beautiful words X

P.S Thankyou for the lovely 'Welcome Back' X

The Hausfrau said...

A big thanks for the lovely, insightful comments! I hope to visit you all soon, as I didn't quite have time last week.

Jaime said...

This is beautiful...I didn't know you were such a gifted poet as well!

Quietly lingering
amidst discarded wishes

I love that.

Relyn said...

This is stunning. Just beautiful and evocative.

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