Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Reflections dance upon the grave

where I lay
every molecule of pain
you ever gave
to me.

Bitterness

shimmers in the
dying rays
of the sunset

on the
darkest day
of winter this year.

Crows cry in the rain
as all you ever gave
all you ever gave
dies and withers away
away
away

11 comments:

Brian said...

The opening lines are fantastic, Sara.

The sense of movement and pain. the constrast of the dark/light with the bitter and its dying away.

I can see this place, but also see the actions that take place in one swoop, and the feeling that it creates. Very well done.

janetleigh said...

These are powerful opening lines and the intense emotion of this one is palpable, Sara.

"Bitterness shimmers in the dying rays.."

"Crows cry in the rain"

These images are now branded on my mind. Excellent images and exceptionally rendered in fresh, descriptive language, Sara. Very good, this..:)

Anna said...

I liked this line:

"Crows cry in the rain"

What a picture

crimsonflaw said...

brialliant imagery.
crows, rain and the molecular assumption. fascinating.

the washing away is what i loved most.

Scot said...

sara
the ending is an echo--goes nicely with crows--well done!

scot

http://midwestpoet.wordpress.com

John said...

Hey happy new year Sara... :))

S. Thomas Summers said...

"Crows cry in the rain"

wonderful line. build a poem around that line!!

thanks.

Marie said...

Some beautiful and very powerful images there, Sara.

mariacristina said...

I like the line, "Crows cry in the rain"

a melancholy, evocative poem.

veronicaromm said...

Hi Sara, thank you first off for welcoming me to Poetswhoblog. I love this piece, reminds me of Emily Dickinson in a way, and that is a major compliment since I think she was my first inspiration. thank you so much for your kind words an I look forward to reading more.

STP said...

I honestly felt EVERY line in this poem. It comes unsuspecting, but with a sweeping power. Wonderful!