... keeping thyme ...

By NikesRain

somewhere there is a specter

my broken and mended self

soft edges and ragged seams

reaching out with winnowing arms

silent sobs and soft tears

somewhere there is a phantom 

my naive invincible spirit

faith dusted lashes framing hope full eyes

throwing wish-kissed moon flowers 

into the first rays of the sun


i can not forsake either

this soul that turns and swims 

with particulate seasons 

emotions and motions dancing

a heart that beats in shades unending

fading flowers 
dragon wings

empty without either


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Copyright 2016 NikesRain
Published on Monday, February 29, 2016.     Filed under: "Philosophical" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

and yes i used the right 'thyme' in the title ;)
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  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jonas Robinson (918)By person wrote:

    It will get better. I hope so, anyway. I liked this because it gave me a bit of relaxation. :)

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Friday, April 29, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1750)By person wrote:

    I always feel like I could swim in your imagery. Lovely piece! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • River Lily On Sunday, March 6, 2016, River Lily (1021)By person wrote:

    very beautiful write,gentle and soulful much enjoyed. Scholar

  • Void Vortex On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Void Vortex (247)By person wrote:

    The ending tied it all together. This piece reads quite a sad tone, like a love that couldn't find it's way home. Very beautifully written. :)

  • A former member wrote: Nice poem. I bow in the presence of greatness.

  • Drea On Monday, February 29, 2016, Drea (1484)By person wrote:

    I've never been disappointed reading you. "faith dusted lashes framing hope full eyes" that line felt so familiar. I want to find that part of myself that still clings to that notion.

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