Poetry Friday (Random Acts of Poetry)
Graveside, in Autumnvoices rise
to vaulted azure heights
Amazing Grace floats soft
over bowed heads, gilded
with glowing Autumn-light

Amazing, grace…
that gives us peace here
in this bitter, sweet
and beautiful place
suffused with golden
waning light

she wanders quietly,
my rosy child
amid the gravestones solemnly
and slanting yellow God-light
makes blond curls
a gilt and living nimbus

she stoops, gathers
gold-dipped flowers, leaves of crimson
gifts and treasures
cradled like live birds
in soft black folds of velvet dress

quietly, warm child-hands
touch cold grey monuments
linger a moment
place offerings of beauty
atop long forgotten stone

they glow there
in the gold and fading Autumn sun
God-painted leaves
Lambent, brilliant, fragile
beautiful gifts
infused with dying Autumn light

I catch my breath
feel September’s fading beauty
the breeze that lifts
and makes gold fairy leaves dance
on crumbling stone

she dances on,
I touch the thought…

how quick the time
between green leaves
and gold

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3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday (Random Acts of Poetry)

  • October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Oh, Erica. I must tell you that I let out an audible sigh of awe at the very end of your poem. How beautifully you capture the ache of life’s transience.

  • October 31, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    “place offerings of beauty
    atop long forgotten stone”

    I like those two lines a lot.

  • October 31, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    The last lines: “how quick the time
    between green leaves
    and gold.” Hurt. And yet hope. Love the image of young feet dancing amid tombstones. Poignant.


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