Sphinx round the corner

Two golden buttons
in a grey silk cloud,
tiny suns over threads
and dances of leaves.
She went out forever
that summer afternoon
which drowned its light blue
fire in the dark pond.
When she disappeared
round the corner,
looking for a fresh pallet
of ivy and moss
where her old eyes
could rest at last,
to put on two stones
smoothed by the morning
dew. Small sphinx, perhaps
now you are standing guard
over my childhood's memories.

◄ The purple play

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Andy N

Thu 14th Mar 2013 12:40

good stuff, carla.. particularly like the first half a dozen or so lines but it's a strong piece all round and one you can see the emotion dripping out of.

good stuff..

stella jones

Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:14

Hello there :)

Some lovely images are brought to mind.

A very much loved friend I think.

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