Birth bountiful beauty – rise once again
lift death from desiccated innocence
Purple pastel petals – rise once again
peel perfect light, a luminescent life
Poems in passion ink – rise once again
love letters crumpled in a perfume box
Wish I might, pray I will – rise once again
release whispered blessings into blue
Feathers fly into sun – rise once again
faith is mounted upon dogma’s door
Sorrows swords cut the sky – rise once again
shades of bokeh tears cleanse the years away.
Crushed Celtic knot – rise once again
fertile promise pressed peaceful in a Dāle.
Poem and photo series are dually submitted as part this Week’s Photo Challenge: (a macro) Surprise and as part of my continued writing towards “National Poetry Writing Month – 2017” (#NaPoWriMo2017). Today’s poetry prompt: write a ‘ghazal’ … a poetic form with rhyming couplets and a refrain, each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as an expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. Happy Easter to all.
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck
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