Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014 Sunday Whirl/Garden of Sorrow/ Poets United Poetry Pantry #203

(Illustration by Nicoletta Ceccoli)

Garden of Sorrow
The smile on your face doesn’t fool me
Your hands flutter like tiny birds as you speak
Your voice a squeak like a little mouse
Survey what is before you
You point to the north
Dark clouds roll in over the mountain
And then acknowledge the other directions
And all that is sacred
You laugh out loud
It is as if you are reading the weather report
‘Warning of tornado in Taos county’
Yet you are stuck in the garden
Have taken roots
Rain drops fall upon you
Leave dark splatters on your clothes
Pigeons find shelter in your hair
Someone everywhere is dying
You are crying
Planting tear drops near the wall


Jae Rose said...

The reflection of how we feel in the world around us..Sad but beautiful words..I want to wrap her up in a warm towel and drink hot chocolate together by the fire xo

Brian Miller said...

yike...a manic feel at the end of this...everywhere someone dying...
i rather like the hands like tiny birds....i can feel the anx though...

Gabriella said...

A mysterious portrait behind your wistful words. A beautiful piece!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Yes, beautiful....

Sumana Roy said...

if only that garden could be turned into's sad when raindrops turn into tears....nice lines...

Anonymous said...

Love that image and your words that go with it. There seems to be a bit of whimsy in both, even though there is sadness,


Björn Rudberg said...

I can clearly see the pigeons nesting in the hair being something else.. and tears and rain mingling like that ... strong depiction of madness Annell

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Annell, this poem is very moving. I especially appreciate the pigeons in the hair, the dark clouds rolling in over the mountains, and the beautiful poignant title - Garden of Sorrow. Planting teardrops near the wall is so beautiful. Wonderful work, my friend.

scotthastiepoet said...

"Someone everywhere is dying
You are crying
Planting tear drops near the wall"

Hi there Annell, Love the last three lines here... Very touching... With Best Wishes Scott

Peggy said...

I especially like all the concrete images in this. I am trying again to participate in Poets United and enjoyed visiting your blog again.

Anonymous said...

Lovey write and the title fits beautifully.

kaykuala said...

Pigeons find shelter in your hair
Someone everywhere is dying
You are crying
Planting tear drops near the wall

The ending jives very well with the title Garden of Sorrow! Sorrowful, yes! Beautiful write annell!


oldegg said...

What a beautiful poem you have penned here Annell.

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Someone everywhere is dying"

This line really jolts me. It is powerful.

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flaubert said...

This is really excellent, especially your closing touch, Annell.

Pamela ox

Brian Miller said...

hey you.
keeping you in my thoughts since your email last week.