Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Guests

                                                 The light shines in the darkness,
                                       and the darkness has not overcome it. 
                                                                                            John 1:5
                           photo by CScodova                           


                                        The blooming dogwoods stand like mystical guests
                                        in the yard
                                        all night.

                                        I greet them beyond the panes
                                        as I pass through the rooms 
                                        of my dark house

                                        before the approaching shift 
                                        of light changes
                                        all things;

                                        their pearling susurruses
                                        and petal-crosses 
                                        held out like heaven's pale-

                                        hands full of crowns and nourishment 
                                        after a harsh 
                                        and lean crusade. 





10 comments:

  1. Cynthia,

    I was thinking about you this morning, wondering if you are okay and where you were, and then only hours later, here you are! So glad to see you back with more of your exquiste poetry.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue!! I just finished three college classes and have been swamped with work! It is good to be back!! Miss you...I'll head over to your place soon. Hope all is well with you all!!

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  2. Hi Cynthia! So glad to see a post from you in my inbox ;). I like this piece. (had to look up susurrus!). The dogwoods you describe are refreshing!

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    1. Thanks Amy....it has been too long. Glad to be back!

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad to see you here again! This is wonderful, as always, and I'm off to look up susurruses ;)......

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    1. Thank you Nancy...I will be over to your place soon. Missed you all. So glad to be finished with my classes! Now to all your wonderful writing and postings!!

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  4. Seeing that you're back (finally!) with another poem is like coming upon tiny wildflowers on a mossy green bank. What a lovely mid-afternoon treat!!

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    1. Ahhh...thanks so much Caitlynne Grace!! I love your poetic way!! I love wildflowers most of all. I'll be over to your place soon.

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  5. You make words come alive, Cynthia! This poem is so beautiful!

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    1. So great to see you here Mary! Thank you for your generous comment and always encouraging words. So grateful for You!!! God bless....

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