Solstice Song

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©Sascha Darlington

for dVerse

Solstice Song

The clouds lumber in and out

blocking the sun as if in doubt Continue reading

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The Cosmos Is Blooming! #napowrimo #dverse #amwriting

This is for dVerse and ekphrastic poetry, but also for napowrimo, where I am making a small attempt at ketchuping. (Yes, my newly invented word 😉 .)

Please do check out Fay Collins’ art. The link is under the picture of these ethereal cosmos.

The Cosmos Is Blooming!

He guffaws when I say

“the cosmos are blooming” Continue reading

Finding Poetry, a haibun #dVerse

Written for Monday night’s haibun at dVerse.

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Finding Poetry

Regarding poetry writing, I am a late bloomer. Fiction ruled my heart and mind although I loved words and rhythm and sound. Poetry was like a mystical voice, too enigmatic to undertake until I found poetry by Neruda, Mary Oliver, and Jane Kenyon, such different voices whispering to me, yet each echoing a love of words. Beautiful, hungry words. Continue reading

Preach

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Preach

I believe

you believe

yourself holy

going to church

religiously

on Sundays

piously righteous

and then

you display

“Guns don’t kill”

on your feed

smug

smile in place.

If hell exists,

faces of the pious

holding guns

protecting guns

advocating guns

line its walls.

“When will they ever learn?

 

When will they ever learn?”

 

2/24/2018

Sascha Darlington

Shrouded Sun

Shrouded Sun

 

I cried as he spoke

of his little girl

of how a parent

should never bury a child

of how instead of girlish giggles

there’s cold silence

grayness on golden days

a single ubiquitous cloud

shrouding his sun.

How can one remain unmoved

knowing dreams, futures

smiles, songs, singing

laughter, weddings, babies–died?

Hearts cannot be mended with gauze.

Ice dwells where warmth was.

 

2/23/2018

Sascha Darlington

submitted to dVerse open link.