One Last Frozen Tear

"Heavy Snow in Wales": 30th January 2019

 

A sheet of pure white covers her face: that land I thought I knew

frozen beneath its covering, buried ever deeper in its icy tomb

the contours I know so well:

every dip and valley; hill and gully

smoothed by this mantling shroud that descended

as time slipped slowly away, locking us in its white eternity

 

One last frozen tear drifts to that frosty covering: dropped from God's eye

like the anguish that banks those blue-black clouds high over my horizon

to hide the form I loved so well:

soft ways that so often knew my passing

no longer call me; a province no longer mine to touch

the ice cold cerement has robbed my heart of all its passion

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Comments

jennifer Malden

Thu 31st Jan 2019 15:47

Very moving indeed - beautifully sad.

Jennifer

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Dave Caplan

Thu 31st Jan 2019 15:36

Well stated Chris.
Got to be a welcome change from the eternal Welsh rain ?

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