The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

ISSN 2249 –2178

 

Volume-3                                                      DECEMBER -2013                                           Number-2

 

                      LOVE HEART UNENDING

by Douglas Penick

 

1.

A pale sun rises,

 

And  mist drifts upwards

 

From the frozen grass.

 

 

A single lifetime will not serve

 

To encompass

 

Such tenderness.

 

 

2.

A fragment of the waning sun

Lights the gold cascade of falling leaves.

 

Suddenly they rise up in the open air,

Dancing on a vagrant breeze

Each a new-born golden butterfly,

Free, alone, transformed, alive.

 

And call and whisper

As they fall to earth,

And whisper fallen

Darkness

Withered

Dream.

 

3.

Without words,

The faint snow mountains and fragrant pines

Call.

 

Without light,

The black night sky

Dreams.

 

Thus we know

And speak with the living and the dead,

Held in their hidden love.