and then reclaim, a poem

Reclaim

 

I like to window shop

the length of my days,

to tarry in the moments

of crimson skylines,

rising blooms,

and the stirring scent

of forest silence,

for as long as I have

the gift to reflect,

I am rarely dismayed.

It matters not,

if coldness sets in,

nor if the stretch

of skylight

is hid beneath

graying shrouds,

I have not forgotten…

Even in the busy stir

of life in the city,

I still hear the birdsong

held within the forest

and in a moment’s rest,

I seek it out here,

in the song

of swooping blue jay,

cooing dove,

and woodpeckers perched

high up in the trees.

Their song

is reminiscent

of my own soul’s

longing to sing.

In winter, now,

I watch the horizon

slowly pale,

I see the outstretched,

naked limbs of trees

scratch across a naked sky,

praying for sun

and I feel

the absence of color,

the browning out

of pasture, field, and valley,

the withered leaves

of yesterday

beyond restoration.

I know

this is the cycle of things

the fleshing out nature’s breath

and even in these hindered moments,

beauty speaks.

It may require an open heart

and eyes to see

and perhaps some faith

in the recurring crawl

toward momentous birth

to have

to lose

and then reclaim.

 

© Sumyanna 2017

 

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. A very powerful poem, Sumyanna.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much Robbie. Have missed you.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      You too dear lady! I hope you had a wonderful time. Fortunately, the weather has been pretty nice here lately. It’s much easier to relax when you aren’t cooped up inside 🙂

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      1. For us we are barely into our longest and best time of year. It’s so glorious to be out in the sun in the middle of the day and not be frying. As a matter of fact if it’s been overcast for a few days and then the sun is back it feels downright therapeutic to stand in the sun. I’ve been homesick to a degree, but now is not the time to head north. I’m determined to do that this summer though.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          I know that has to be nice! Even when it is winter here, fortunately the sun will still shine some days. I seriously sit in front of the winter and try to soak it all in. For our location, it is nicest (in my opinion) in Spring and Fall. It’s much cooler and allows us to enjoy the outdoors more. Fortunately, we don’t get a lot of snow here… but it tends to linger everywhere as slush.

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  2. leigha66 says:

    Always good to see your words… have a good Thanksgiving!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much Leigh. Means the world to me 🙂 Have missed you much and I am so glad I am back.

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      1. leigha66 says:

        You are most welcome.

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  3. Reblogged this on Covert Novelist and commented:
    Beautifully said.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much for saying so… and for sharing, dear Phyllis.

      Like

      1. Your a delight and I’ve missed you

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  4. Profound words. 🙂

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  5. R and D says:

    loved this, especially “for as long as I have
    the gift to reflect,
    I am rarely dismayed.” a good thought for our times. merci!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So very true. It is not easy… but I find that thought extremely helpful, especially in these times.

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