Alive



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Mist hangs like a veil

Over water dead still

Teasing the vision

With ghosts in gray

Dawn has yet to shimmer

In places this low

~~~

Dew licks the leaves

Condensing and damp

As nature drinks the air

Drops drip to young below

The scent of decay

Rises from the floor

~~~

Nothing stirs

Silence weighs heavy

No song of breeze

No crescendo of life

Just an unseen clock

Ticking to nowhere

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Moments stretch like taffy

Sugary sweet and long

Stillness pervades the spirit

Each breath a connection

Exhaling the heart

And nourishing the soul

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It is here, always will be

The most ancient of things

Strongest in its frailty

Unburdened of future

We touch the holy

And we feel alive

~~~



Comments
12 Responses to “Alive”
  1. Diana says:

    Beautiful..💐❤️ Stay blessed 🙏

  2. beth says:

    silence weighs heavy – yes. and this is such a soul nourishing place to be

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I love misty, foggy mornings. And your mention of taffy brings back memories of watching people make it on the boardwalk…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Love the imagery in this. The picture you paint with words is so vivid! You’re quite the artist, my dear!

  5. besondersite says:

    Lovely and deep piece of poetry!
    I have written a poem about mist too 😀

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