WHEN SUMMER WOULD WAKE

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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WHEN SUMMER WOULD WAKE

 

When summer would wake,

Would her dress still be adorned

In leafy, velvet corduroy

Slow to shed arduous slumber

From inertia beneath frozen time

 

Would her dance be steps of

A clumsy Ballerina,

Out of practice from a twirl ~

Would she fall,

Eyes stunned,

That grace could escape

So willingly, with not even

So much as a warning,

 

Leaving silhouettes in wounded air

in an unforgiving world . . .

 

When summer would wake,

Would she sing out like hoarse Songbirds

Voices cracking with splintered song

For having been silent music

Far too long . . .

 

Would her gemstone hues

Forget to glitter like diamond jewels

And be more a beacon in the darkness

Signaling out in a brilliant,

Yet deafened, emptiness?

 

When summer would wake,

Would she be as invisible as the wind,

Though fragrant it be, so sweet

In a breeze that touches gently,

Yet ever briefly,

 

And would she be

Lonely as the Winter . . .  

 

~ ~ ~

© Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf

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Comments
  1. My dear Sweet sister Susan.. this is breath taking my sweet friend..
    I love these lines “Would her gemstone hues
    Forget to glitter like diamond jewels
    so beautiful my talented sister.
    blessing and hugs
    Debbie

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