Hush

Written for dVerse

I missed the deadline for “Once upon a” so here it is for open link. Thanks. 🙂

 

Hush

Once upon a night

as meteors soared

illuminating obscurity

we understood fragility

each sacred breath

woven in cold white

a breath never to breathe again.

 

Lilac orchids in snow;

cacti in swamp.

 

I gathered the annuals in pots

before the freeze

upset by their death

although it never bothered before.

The early darkness seizes

me, portending winter snow

days wrapped in cold midnight

grayness, slate skies,

solitary tempest suggestions

of sleep, bitter sleep.

 

end

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16 thoughts on “Hush

  1. The ‘hush’ breathes through your poem, Sascha, preparing for sleep! It shimmers with fragility and cold whiteness. I love the imagery of orchids in snow and cacti in swam, and the way the poem changes to the autumn task of gathering annuals before the freeze and then ponders on darker days ‘wrapped in cold midnight’ and hibernation.

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  2. Each breath, frozen, passing. Each moment. A longing for touch of eternity as each breath is born and passes, and a passage back and forth between peace and sorrow. Oh this quiet press of time and circumstance, you have framed it beautifully in microscopic detail, a contribution to the histology of existentialism. This has much the feel of Uber alle Gipfeln by Goethe. I don’t know if I have ever given higher praise to a poem. Check out this with a Longfellow translation and a vignette

    http://scihi.org/goethes-wanderers-nachtlied/

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