Robin's Song

By lupus tenebrae


Branches drip in patterned beat,
melting from the winter sun,
fragile to such rampant heat.

Nature’s cleansing is now done,
white has fallen prey to green,
melting from the winter sun,

Leaves sporting their lively sheen,
robins sing my mother’s name,
white has fallen prey to green.

Still I hang my head in shame,
crying tears of mourning dew,
robins sing my mother’s name.

The robins sing fondly of you,
ender of my winter grieving,
crying tears of mourning dew.

When I mourn my mother’s leaving,
branches drip in patterned beat.
Ender of my winter grieving,
fragile to such rampant heat. 

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Copyright 2012 lupus tenebrae
Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

*Repost* I'm sure someone remembers this, and I couldn't bear removing it again, this piece belongs here, with me.
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2607)By person wrote:

    This was a wonderfully tight, woven piece that sings to a grieving heartbeat, each line literally dripping with the loss of your dearly departed mother. Very well done.

  • A former member wrote: A very beautiful and deep piece.. The emotions you evoke are very palpable and a feeling of melancholy embraces the heart.. And your title reminds me of a song from one of my favorites Bands:Haggard... This work deserved to be that poem of the day.. Congratulations! :)

  • blue angel On Thursday, July 24, 2014, blue angel (877)By person wrote:

    Deep grievance with stunningly beautiful imagery :) Congratulations for receiving 'Poem of the Day Award'. !!

  • Nehema On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Nehema (963)By person wrote:

    A beautiful piece, I'm very glad you put it back here - XXOO Scholar

  • Devilish On Sunday, January 20, 2013, Devilish (2674)By person wrote:

    Branches drip in patterned beat.. i love this. and you by far remain the master. Scholar

  • JadedHeart On Saturday, March 24, 2012, JadedHeart (18)By person wrote:

    Wow!! This is amazing. Your words transported me.

  • dwells On Friday, March 23, 2012, dwells (4354)By person wrote:

    Indeed it does Wolfie, most exceptional, thanks.

  • ColorMeToxic On Friday, March 23, 2012, ColorMeToxic (240)By person wrote:

    You're right, it does belong here...I am so glad you decided to re-post this piece. It is an absolutely stunning piece. Beautiful and powerful and so much more. Thank you. Scholar

  • Magdalena On Friday, March 23, 2012, Magdalena (618)By person wrote:

    A captivating beautiful piece.

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