Sleeping Beauty

baby iris


Long has she lain,

poisoned by an apple

that should never have reached Eden.

The kiss, when it comes,


wispy, a dream that eludes

upon rising;

it revives the tender recollection

that she waits,

not for an awakening,

but for a



10 comments on “Sleeping Beauty

    • melodylowes says:

      Indeed! The first of many to come, I hope. Spring has been incredibly reluctant – low temps and cold north winds are keeping things from greening up. But things can only go green from here!! šŸ™‚

  1. RoSy says:

    Love the fairy tale take on this. šŸ™‚

  2. Naomi Brown says:

    The hope of Resurrection can sometimes be like a forgotten dream. Good to be reminded of it again. Enjoy your Spring!

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    … making the wait worthwhile.

  4. russtowne says:

    Hi, Melody. I would love to be able to include some of your poetry in my anthology titled Heart Whispers. Would you please email me at to let me know whether you’d like to learn more about this project?
    Thank you!

    • melodylowes says:

      Sorry Russ – I’ve been run off my feet with work and extra-curricular stuff lately. this weekend I should be able to gather up some samples and send them to you. I would very much like to be included, I just haven’t had a moment’s time to do anything about it! The play I’m directing will have its final performance tomorrow night – I should be freer after that, I hope!

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