Ancient Parchment

Ancient Parchment

A Poem by April Child


Something un-discernable

just beyond my mind’s eye


a feeling I can’t quite place


meanders, ethereal as

early morning mist

swirling through woods


delicate as ink on

ancient parchment

written with reed

by a chinese monk


beautiful in the way 

only sadness 

can be  


© 2015 April Child



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' beautiful in the way - - only sadness - can be '

How true is that, how transparent the way it etches 'forever' into the skin and thus the heart.

What a lovely poem, is more than real, not a touch of artifice or whatever.. is a sigh to hold close.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

April Child

1 Year Ago

A sigh to hold close, your review is a poem in itself. Lovely, thank you :)



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' beautiful in the way - - only sadness - can be '

How true is that, how transparent the way it etches 'forever' into the skin and thus the heart.

What a lovely poem, is more than real, not a touch of artifice or whatever.. is a sigh to hold close.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

April Child

1 Year Ago

A sigh to hold close, your review is a poem in itself. Lovely, thank you :)
(beautiful in the way only sadness can be) Yes indeed....I know this is a truth that many have not yet learned. Perhaps they never will. Your words have captured me. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It seems, at least to me, that the most real and powerful feelings seem to be those which lurk just out of our understanding: melancholia, lugubrious, ennui... no matter how precisely you try to express it, it feels inadequate. Once we attribute a firm word, trying to harrow an impression to an emotion, what we feel seems to lose something. Perhaps that is why poetry has the power it does, attempting to guide rather than define such facets of the hearts we ourselves do not understand--those things which envelope their beauty in their own impermanence. I certainly appreciated this one, especially the imagery, and the way you weaved metaphors in their own passing way.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fabulous write. Bless you

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

beautiful in the way
only sadness
can be

I so love that ending. Makes me think of autumn and how even thou things are dying there is beautiful colors everywhere.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

April Child

1 Year Ago

Yes so true! I am seeing that all around me right now and having the exact same thought. Thanks fo.. read more
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1 Year Ago

Always my pleasure.

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April Child
April Child

United Kingdom



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I love words and I like to write poems. Sometimes words just come and I don't know where from but I write them down anyway. There's something very powerful in the written word. It shows you where y.. more..

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