once a tree stood.

tread for days

     blood pours

in a drowning

     diving into oceans.

A murmur

     in the stillness

of the sea

absent in the lunula white,

weeping in the dying of the eventide

     may you decide to leave

as the crawfish float in unyielding waters,

     delusional, still seeking

the innocence of the rock,

give it a kiss for me

          before you leave it

on the grave,

          dying in the autumn

once a tree stood.

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A/N: Written in response to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s Tuesday Writing Prompt (7/7/2020): Write a poem or piece of prose around the words “in the stillness.”

I hope you enjoyed the read, and as always, thoughts, feedback and critiques are appreciated.

Categories: Prose

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30 replies

  1. Certainly, you nailed the prompt – a beautiful piece of work, Lucy

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  2. Reblogged this on About the Jez of It and commented:

    Lucy captures my mood today – a beautiful poignant poem

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  3. Lucy, I nominate you to the sunshine blogger award.
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  4. This was a good read. Good work there.

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  5. It’s beautiful work, evoking a sadness for the dying/dead tree. And other layers of depth within

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  6. Beautiful poetry, Lucy 💗

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Brilliant piece of writing!!!

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  8. Really enjoy this one; something very fantastical about it

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  9. Filled with beautiful and wondrous images from the soul.

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  10. I like lunula white. It’s an arresting, interesting choice.

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