Earth Song

The world is still now.
I wait in that deceptive silence
that may or may not precede the muse.

The world is still
with that hushed awareness
of unconquerable life
waiting to cover the naked bones of winter
with voluptuous reproduction.

Winter hangs trembling
from the tip of a greening elm;
the fleeting rainbow of ice and snow
captured in the purity of a raindrop.

The rich, black trunks make their last stand
before the misty green onslaught;
standing tall and solemn
amid the flamboyant courtship of spring,
lest they be caught dancing unawares.

My hands ache for a brush.
But who can capture this magic”
What artist can take the very breath of God
and lay it on canvas?

c.2011 from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT/ Donna Swanson


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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10 Responses to Earth Song

  1. Absolutely stunning!

  2. Jingle says:

    mind blowing imagery,

    Thanks for sharing…


  3. luna15 says:

    beautiful doesn’t even describe!…

  4. Becca Givens says:

    “… waiting to cover the naked bones of winter
    with voluptuous reproduction …”

    sublime imagery!!!

  5. dswan2 says:

    Thank you all for enjoying my words! I’ve visited each of you and left a comment when I could.

  6. Blessed are those , I say, for whom every change in season brings fresh nuances in understanding the cosmic dance. You surely are one of them.

  7. chimnese says:

    your ending very amazing, our creator is too amazing to capture his essence..but we as spiritual beings we feel him.

  8. Kay Salady says:

    You are ever so gracious in your expression. This piece is absolutely splendid!

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