THE SEASONS OF US

By expatriate

when winter comes and skeletons of trees
stand starkly upon the snow
i will think of you
and your head on my lap before the fireplace
skating on the gaunt, deep pond
where we made love on brighter days
hot chocolate and fired brandies
and standing at windows while flurries fell
 
when it is spring again and trees bear promises
as islands of snow die slowly in their shadows
i will think of you
when all was alive again and you believed in us
within the world of nest-making and streams going home
making bouquets of foothill flowers
constantly profaning the word “forever”
and imagining that winter was forever gone
 
when summer is upon me with sweltering wrath
i will come to the forest where we walked and
i will think of you
where we were prone beneath the well dressed limbs
in a canopy above us, fitted into one another like lovers
by the quarry lake where you were covered in beads of water
and the sun loved you and glistened upon your body
where i looked at you as one would view sunsets or miracles
 
autumn will come with all its dark omens and i will walk
upon the crisp leaves made spectacular by death
and i will think of you
where the earth wore its gaudy colors while ours had faded
into the murky hues of uneasiness and fear
and soon the trees will awaken alone and naked to the world
and i will understand their plight in a box called home
where once laughter lived and life was wonderful

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Copyright 2016 expatriate
Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • Noel Haiasi On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Noel Haiasi (50)By person wrote:

    My good sir, this piece made me shudder. So raw and vivid, your words took me to another world. Superb work my friend!

  • RoseTheBrokenHearted On Monday, April 18, 2016, RoseTheBrokenHearted (153)By person wrote:

    Beautiful, amazing, and many great verses full of imagery. Nicely done!

  • Nimue44 On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Nimue44 (348)By person wrote:

    The simplicity in the intelligence of your voice is beautiful. Nature, colors, the unfaded memory of love...

  • expatriate On Thursday, March 3, 2016, expatriate (121)By person wrote:

    Thank you for your visit. I appreciate your kind words. Pero es como es en Mexico. Gente bonito y amables.

  • Nimue44 On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Nimue44 (348)By person wrote:

    Es bueno que México deje esa impresión en usted; sé que la belleza de este país se refleja de alguna manera en su obra, así como la belleza de todos los otros lugares donde haya estado. Es un placer leer sus textos... espero seguir viéndolo por aquí. ¡Saludos!

  • A former member wrote: " i will think of you" Great piece with such bare emotion. Thank you for sharing

  • expatriate On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, expatriate (121)By person wrote:

    I always value your comments and am deeply grateful for your visit.

  • beamish On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, beamish (148)By person wrote:

    Amazing and beautiful full of emotion Thank you f

  • expatriate On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, expatriate (121)By person wrote:

    Thank you for taking the time to read. I appreciate your comments greatly.

  • Noel Haiasi On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Noel Haiasi (50)By person wrote:

    Such a beautiful piece. Well written and relatable. Great piece.

  • expatriate On Thursday, February 25, 2016, expatriate (121)By person wrote:

    Thank you for your visit and comment. I appreciate that you took the time to rad this work.

  • Dimensions On Monday, February 8, 2016, Dimensions (109)By person wrote:

    Beautiful and sad. You paint amazing pictures in the mind and conjure up the readers own losses.

  • expatriate On Monday, February 8, 2016, expatriate (121)By person wrote:

    Thank you for your visit and kind words.

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