April.

Dirty rain

Upon the feathers;

it is April,

Among the years broken in winter

When it was not winter,

And we could not have been alone;

This is where we dream

And it is where we no longer relent

In sorrow and regret;

The teeming of ice chips

Beneath our feet—moved like blood,

We occlude the protest;

Mother Nature’s hymn

Is the birdsong when silence descends…

(Escaped upon ancient ruins)

The blood at your feet,

There will be no hyacinths for us

Among the yellow-lit roads…

In abandoned cities,

Not first or last,

In figments of papaya seeds

In our hands as we pass

The undergrowth at morning.

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  22 comments for “April.

  1. April 2, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Such a beautiful and powerful poem Lucy
    “The blood at your feet,
    There will be no hyacinths for us
    Among the yellow-lit roads..”

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 2, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Thank you so, so much. I am happy you enjoyed reading it. ❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. April 2, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Nice poem. I think it’s the perfect description of Spring. It starts off so dirty, but at the same time, leaves glimmer of the green days coming. #OnItsWay

    Liked by 2 people

  3. April 2, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Nice poem. I love this line:
    Mother Nature’s hymn
    Is the birdsong when silence descends

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Rhen Laird
    April 2, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    WOW, you have a powerful gift/pen, Lucy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 2, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      😊 Aww, thank you so much!

      Like

      • Rhen Laird
        April 2, 2020 at 10:18 pm

        You’re sincerely welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. April 3, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    ISN’T IT DELIGHTFULLY DEEP? ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. April 3, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Well written Ma’m😄

    Liked by 1 person

  7. April 3, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Loved those line😄

    Liked by 1 person

  8. April 3, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Absolutely Marvelous Poetry, Friend! Keep up the great work!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. April 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    great blog friend, excellent poems.

    Liked by 1 person

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