The soul of solace
As if some spectator diety laughed at the absurdity of prediction
For mortal souls
Never expected … solace often follows despair
Down a well beaten path
Where all colorful leaves have fallen and turned grey underfoot
She is the red cardinal, flickering like an lacquered fan opening, starkly bright against bleak winter sky
She is the tucked warmth of your bed, greeting weary limbs, needful of respite
A silver section of moonlight, glimpsing like thin nyaad at frosted window
She is the irregular beat of your memory, draining thoughts to drip wet til dry
A summation of a little life
Like a letter from an old friend, coming just when, you’d given up believing in serendipity
Yet she is there, watchful in the eves, of your blunders and taut anxiety
It is in the harmony of reconciliation, laying palm over palm, folding away pain, putting our best clothes on, even as we feel frozen
Walking through ice, glittering from dark branches and exposed tufts of miseltow
A tree filled with scarlet berries, feasted upon by tired ravens, huddled as one
The slow plume of smoke, a tang of burning wood and wet wool
Somewhere, something tries to survive
And pulling together like floundered ship, we tilt wildly and lurch against current
Holding on tightly, the ache in ourselves
Reminder that it is far from over
It may be sometimes grief steals our faith
And then, doorbell rings, a little light climbs in India ink sky
Some discovered solace, salve to thirsting soul, clamboring over emptiness and filling chill with hope
19 Replies to “A summation of a little life”
as your words are, the soul of solace. thankful for them
I am floored! I gotta read that again!
Loved it. 🌹♡
Wonderfully deep and beautiful.
A wonderful, thought provoking poem.
No-one deserves more – breathtaking as ever
True beauty takes my breath away. I am breathless.
Solace lurks in so many unexpected places – lovely!
Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
TheFeatheredSleep – an ode to mysterious Solace
beautiful as ever 🙂
There is solace in your poem – both given and received. Eloquent depth, once again, Candice.
Your poem feels like a little sum up for me. I always put my own life in them and feel them
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Timely and relevant, not to mention lovely
I loved your poetry today. Always a journey and a lesson to be learn.
Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.
You honor me John my friend 💓
Was my honor my friend.
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