When Columbines Cry

columbine tear











When columbines cry

their sorrows,

reduced to silvered pearls,

slide down emerald cheeks,

trace Earth’s veins,

disappear beneath quilted soil

and sleep

until they rise







21 comments on “When Columbines Cry

  1. Debbie says:

    This is so beautiful, with a touch of sad . . .just perfect!

  2. Marcy says:

    Made my heart ache a little…

  3. Gallivanta says:

    That ‘silvered pearl’ on the leaf is perfection.

  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    That’s exactly what happens – well done.

  5. Skye says:

    Lovely. πŸ™‚

  6. RoSy says:

    I second Skye’s that Lovely… πŸ™‚

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Rosy. Haven’t seen you around for so long – been super busy! So – how’s life? Any big summer plans?

      • RoSy says:

        Hi Melody πŸ™‚
        Busy here too. But – that’s ok – busy is good – right?
        No set plans. Family vacay is not in our forecast for this year. Maybe next year we can squeeze one in before our oldest heads for college.
        How about you?

      • melodylowes says:

        Going to the mountains camping for a bit. Our oldest is now in college and has a summer job so this will be the first year ever that we don’t take him along. Times change…. Then Arizona for a conference and I had some writing plans but the time already looks as though it is flying away from me. Ah, well. As you say, busy is good. The right kind and level of busy, I mean! πŸ™‚

  7. RobynG says:

    The image is gorgeous and your words so thought provoking…perfect pairing.

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