Poetry Blog by Astrid
The ringing from the piano fades,
as I watch the dance of my trembling fingers
come to a halt.
I thought I wanted to sing
but the melodies are trapped in my throat,
Then the notes begin to slide down the page,
no longer able to compete with the
Saturday 10th August 2019 7:53 pm
If you really knew me,
Maybe you'd see,
Through my drowsy blue eyes
Into a raging sea.
Like crows, your sight flies
to the sparkling sheen coating my irises,
The glimmer of a thousand tiny pearls.
But they are a legacy,
Far too romantic for the tidal wave that
Dumped them in my world.
Thursday 18th July 2019 6:25 pm
Trapped long enough,
and the outside becomes a blur.
There's life beyond these walls,
But nothing left in my world.
If I could just recall
The sun's warming touch,
Or a child's beaming smile,
Perhaps I'd find a reason to keep going for a while.
But here there's only dark,
The world and I, miles apart,
Emotions numbed and reality crushed,
Time swings to th...
Thursday 18th July 2019 6:20 pm
On the floor in the dark room,
The occasional lightbulb flicker
Brings some hope back into my blue-glazed eyes,
But it's a mere distraction.
I imagine that the lightbulb can see;
Awake when it's shining,
In the light I seem free,
My body moves. My voice, it speaks.
Speaks like the one it once belonged to,
Before the l...
Monday 17th June 2019 4:44 pm
A willow tree hides
at the edge of the orchard,
Streams of withered leaves
veiling its stooping trunk.
Struggling to survive,
Its roots are sparse and fractured,
And its brittle branches snap -
At the lightest gust.
All will for life,
Into the soil.
But within the crumbling walls of bark,
Its rings of wisdom lie.
Tales of brut...
Friday 14th June 2019 8:57 pm