For Her Innocence

For Her Innocence

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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A collaboration with myself and Avinash...thinking on the innocence of youth...

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They are not airplanes

but fishes in the sky

they are not fishes

but clouds in the river

 

They are not clouds

but horses that dance 

they are not horses

but angels all around us

 

There is no sun on the mountain

only an orange taken from the basket

it is not an orange that glows

but the sun hanging from a tree

 

There is no light or darkness

only fairy tales and dreams

there are no dreams

unless you imagine in tangerine

 

There is no night

it is just a black stain

there is no stain

simply unhealed pain that remains

 

There is no pain

if you twirl your hair

there is no wound

if you dance and dare

 

There are no dolphins 

but mermaids on high

they are not mermaids

but cupids who spy

 

There is no riddle

only earth’s gentle song

there is no song

only lullabies from the swan

 

There is no heart

but a fallen leaf

stolen by love

not any thief

 

There is no thief

but a chance to shine

with innocent smiles

nurtured by time




©2016 Avinash and Poppy


© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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Beautifully written. Such innocence in these thoughts but the words portray a world of wisdom that touches the depth of the heart.
I just loved these two stanzas:

There is no night
it is just a black stain
there is no stain
simply unhealed pain that remains

There is no pain
if you twirl your hair
there is no wound
if you dance and dare


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much Shabeeh :)
Avinash

1 Year Ago

Thanks Shabeeh :)



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I love this poem, it reminded me of all the fairy tales and fables I read growing up... great use of imagery, I always enjoy reading your work

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

10 Months Ago

Rebecca, many thanks :)
For some reason I could envision one of my sisters when we were kids. Especially the twirling around and playing with her hair, dancing. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Valentine :)
I really needed to hear this today. I loved how each stanza flowed into the next. You showed a beautiful awareness of how the words played with each other and how each thought turned to the next one.

There is no night
It is just a black stain
there is no stain
simply unhealed pain that remains

That was lovely. I really enjoyed the entire poem but this one section really caught my attention. Thank you very much for sharing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

And thank you for reading and leaving wonderful thoughts CourtniRenee, much appreciated :)
I like how this changes imagery as it flows gracefully. Great work Ruth

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Glad you enjoyed our collab, thank you Baby :)
What an innocent and pretty poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Akshita :)
Yes thoughts make it all. Think and be what you wish. The rhyth rustles like wind through trees.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Susheel, many thanks :)
good lord, this is melancholic and an emotional read! this is the first time i've seen childlike sights logically juxtaposed with realistically painful images

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Cascara, glad it was realistic :)
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mou
true,life will be somewhat pleasant if we can see the surroundings just like a child.
specially love the line ----"There is no heart
but a fallen leaf
stolen by love
not any thief
There is no thief
but a chance to shine
with innocent smiles
nurtured by time"
you portrait it very beautifully...............


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you mou, glad you enjoyed :)
Love the way you started it!!
Keep on writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
nicely written,i like the repetition it kept all the stanzas chained together till the end,keep it up

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver
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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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