Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 8, 2016 dVerse The Morning you Left June 6th, 2014

Prompt: Choose a line from Burning the Old year by Naomi Shihab Nye
“Where there was something and suddenly isn't”

The Morning You Left June 6th, 2014

the flaming red cardinal    with his lady friend    flew right by my ear

whispered to me    i saw them but didn't stop    i would have liked to

to fly with them    to watch them    to admire them

their vibrant color    flaming red    in the verdant morning

tell them how glad i was    to see them     but there was no time

knew the meaning    of their visit    i was in a hurry

stepped into the van    directed the driver    to hurry

no time to wait    i was late    just like the rabbit

looked at my watch    i'm late    i'm late

no time to say    hello goodbye    i'm late

i'm late    i'm late   ...too late

i walked to your room    the door was closed    my heart broke

i called you name    there was no answer    you were no longer there

yesterday    “where there as something     and suddenly isn't”

March 8, 2016


Mary said...

Whew, Annell....what a deep and sad and haunting (but beautiful) poem you have written. And what a tragedy that you were NOT able to say good-bye. Breaks my heart.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Annell, this brings tears. You and I chose the same lines for the same reasons. Yes, heartbreaking, that you were rushed and late at the hospital. But I do think those cardinals were Jim coming to find YOU.

brudberg said...

So sad... it all changes in an instant... the image of the closed door is really haunting for me.

Kate Mia said...

Every life that
continues to live
in eYes of wE
as i..
iS a
ends for NOW..:)