Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Poem Born of Fatigue








Do not read this if you're feeling tired or blue.   The title and sense of the poem have been in my head for a few years.  The fatigue of the last days . . . settled onto the page.  Life is good,  just a little tough sometimes . . . and surely, too short.


                                  Falling Away


Some things don't change.

Mid January.

The sunlight finds a path
through the clouds 
that blanket the horizon.
The patterns it creates on the walls,
falling through winter branches,
are familiar.

It's the sun.  
Pushing back the covers.
Stretching its broad back
to start the year over again.

In this house, for years,
I've watched the seasons
blur one into another.

Buckling soil above greening shoots,
rhapsodic bloom,  resultant seeds, 
endless lawns,
leaf-drop.

Mid January.

I sit watching patterns.
Timeless.

Only I, have changed.
Only the family pictures,
on the sun-drenched sill,
mark time . .

falling away.



























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9 comments:

threecollie said...

That is very beautiful, Cathy. Hang in there...

Rev. Paul said...

Beautiful and poignant. I find that as I approach 60, the knowledge that Heaven awaits makes the dwindling years ahead a bit easier to contemplate. Besides, I may stick around for another 30 years, just to annoy my kids! :^)

Cathy said...

Thanks, Marianne,

As you know . . It's good therapy . . . finding the words. We're dong fine. Turned a big corner today. Made it up the stairs :)



Ah Rev. Paul,

Thank you . . . for the kind and wise words and the smile cracking at the corner of my mouth.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

You're in my prayers tonight, Cathy.

Cathy said...

Oh Lynne . . You have brought healing tears.
Thank you . . . .

LauraHinNJ said...

( o )

Cathy said...

Oh Laura,

Thank you. My 66 year-old brain almost missed your message.

I'll bet that's a gentle hug you sent over the transom.

Back at you ;)

Things are looking considerably sunnier today. And spring is just around the corner. Right ?

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Cathy said...

Anonymous . . . thank you kind stranger :)