Sunday, January 13, 2013

Charcoal Days


*Photo credit: Keith R. Good.(Photos by Keith Good Facebook Community Page)









Memory glimpses – stark,
a charcoal sketch. I see
the scene, bare trees,
dormant, death reaching up.
Grass, just shreds of itself,
green gone, done, dark,
dead.

I said Mama, the grass died.
Heart sick, I look to her.
She said not dead, it comes
back.  Years of winter disbelief -
but spring came and I did
see. 

I live in a place where grass
does not die, doesn’t give up,
where trees leaf all year.
Hope of Spring comes,
brings expectation. I wait
for winter to give up.
I wait for my son to come
home.

 

14 comments:

Mary said...

Judy, it IS heartening that most living things do return in due season. Dormant grass again greens. Trees gain leaves again.

Oh, that the same would be true of our loved ones as well. Hugs to you, Judy. And love.

Ann said...

This picture does speak deeply of loss, as does your writing, Judy. Thank you for trusting us with your words.

Peggy said...

Oh Judy--how cruel the world is when someone you love dies. Cruel spring that gives one that hope. Hugs.

becca said...

I couldn't see the picture but the poem is beautiful

Judy Roney said...

Sorry about not adding the photo. I can't get photos on my blog any more. Will have to research that glitch a bit. Used to be so easy.

Victoria said...

Sad Judy. Poignant. I wish life always circled back. i wish winter would give up.

anthonynorth said...

Poignant yet beautiful.

Kim Nelson said...

That yearning, though it wanes, never dies. You give the fact a beautiful vehicle in this poem, Judy.

Hannah said...

Heartbreaking. So beautifully captured in your poem. That hope returns is what we lean toward.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Charcoal days - what an apt description of winter.......so poignant, your closing line.

Susie Clevenger said...

Charcoal days..such a fitting title for winter. Everything has a season..and we yearn for spring...love how you ended it.

Herotomost said...

We take a lesson form mother nature..and guess what? Spring is coming!!!! Wooohoooo! Great backdrop to a super positive line of thought. Loved it.

Margaret said...

...I clicked on "Brian" at the bottom as I felt the poem eluded to something more... I have six children and hold each very dear to my heart. Two boys. Just wanted you to know your photos and poems touched my heart.

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