They had gone.

“where the dead walked
and the living were made of cardboard.”—Ezra Pound.

The apparition paradise projects onto
streets like death,
into the turn of the mountain

Forward on its side
where ice fell and mingled
leaf-like into the ocean

In pure rhythm like a God
in kinship with free
tamed with the ice-cold

Be it known in all hour
as beauty falls alone
where have all they gone?

They had gone home.

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  24 comments for “They had gone.

  1. April 1, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Excellent poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Rhen Laird
    April 1, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Stunning, Lucy–took my breath away.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      Wow! Thank you so, so much!

      Like

      • Rhen Laird
        April 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

        You’re sincerely welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. April 1, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    It’s like
    Ice-Death-Music
    Loved it

    Liked by 2 people

  5. April 1, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    A beautiful but also powerful poem, with a punchy finale…
    “Be it known in all hour
    as beauty falls alone
    where have all they gone?

    They had gone home.”

    Liked by 2 people

  6. April 1, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    I’m amazed! Excellent poetry! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  7. April 2, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Powerful words! Thanks for sharing 🙋‍♀️🐝

    Liked by 2 people

  8. April 2, 2020 at 8:05 am

    profound. wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

  9. April 3, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    WELL DONE…BUT NOT TO MY HOUSE!

    Liked by 1 person

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