Childhood sits in meadow bower,
pulling petals from a flower –
Love me not, or love me well,
only days to come will tell.
Time moves on, and hope blooms bright,
but girlish dreams will die this night.
Maiden rests in meadow green,
pulling petals from their sheen;
dying, petals lose their bloom
as tears soak bridal glory’s tomb.
Time moves on, and hope fades fast,
the die is set, her fate is cast.
Mother sinks in meadow shade,
pulling petals in the glade;
habit tells her love belongs
to children and their hopeful songs.
Time moves on, and hope lies dead,
daisies, fringeless, sink like lead.
Woman weeps in meadow bare,
pulling petals which aren’t there;
empty heart bleeds petals past,
and bleeding, seeds its peace at last.
Time moves on, and hope renews,
as Wounded hands hold girl’s deep bruise.
Very lovely. Great shot!
Thank you! I got tired of snow pictures, so decided to change it up a little! 🙂
It’s a very nice change!
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I like the sense of emotional movement this evokes.
Thanks Rob! You always seem to catch out my more soul-hungry pieces…
They’re more vulnerable, more probing.
Your longest pieces have the most depth, Melody. They are the ones I love the most. The wonderful thing about hope, love and flowers is that as more time passes they each gain more depth and progeny. Perhaps it is the same with poetry. If only the poets knew. 😉 E
Thanks Eric! Poetry is so very like putting out your dirty laundry – maybe this is where the power of words is at its height?
Poetry: the more real it is, the more it is. 🙂
Great poem/ beautiful picture!!
Thanks Sandra! I got tired of posting snow… we still have so much of it. Soon there will be fresh flowers to inspire me! 🙂
We have showers of snow in London this morning, I can’t wait to read your ‘springy’ poems and relish those fresh flowers… are we going to have spring this year at all? 😦
Snowstorm here again, too – driving was treacherous today. It is getting rather old, isn’t it? 😦
Wonderful and touching poem of life and healing.
Wow. Breathtaking. Thanks for posting!!
Thank you so much for your kind words….
Very deep and touching. Wonderful!
Thank you, Holly! 🙂
Wowsers, Melody! This was like a moving picture story . .just glorious! Thank you for writing like you do!
Nice to see you back, Debbie – I’ve missed you! ;(
Thanks very much! 🙂