The Meadow

The Meadow

A Poem by Dani California

 

 

Intently, she veers off a path of gloom,

wandering into a meadow, soft hue, full in bloom.

Tossed sporadically, flowers shading tomorrow,

amongst strangling weeds, breeding yesterday’s sorrow;

she picks a flower while wandering through,

its fragrance familiar, a scent fading; you.

A drop of memory falls from her eye, watering soil

with days gone by.

A new path ahead leads to love, new tomorrow;

she sets down the flower, and with it her sorrow;

joyous anticipation accompanies fresh ground;

she glances back at what was, as flowers wither; abound.







2008© Danielle Pierre

© 2012 Dani California


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The feelings I get when I read your writing remind me so much of me and my years of earlier life...remembering..longing to forget, thoughts of the one that got away..and the one foolishly lost..Sad thoughts to late to alter or change..Nice one sweetie..lol and God bless..Kathie

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The feelings I get when I read your writing remind me so much of me and my years of earlier life...remembering..longing to forget, thoughts of the one that got away..and the one foolishly lost..Sad thoughts to late to alter or change..Nice one sweetie..lol and God bless..Kathie

Posted 9 Years Ago


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this is so awesome and i love it and you did an awesome job keep it up

Posted 10 Years Ago


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A excellent poem. The strong usage of beautiful words and story made this a pleasure to read. Hope at the ending for the future.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago


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The tenderness of remembering what was, yet anticipating what will be is carried out beautifully in this verse, Dani. I can't believe I missed this one. So profound is the analogy of the meadow.

'A new path ahead leads to love, new tomorrow;
she sets down the flower, and with it her sorrow;'...

You seem to be reading my mind, these days, dear friend as I am about to embark upon a new life... and hopefully, a new love; thus, I can relate to your marvelous words where nostalgia and hope are perfectly juxtaposed.

Our lives are full of change and memories, lessons learned....lessons in which we gain tremendous insight and acceptance.

Lovely imagery. A great piece to feature anytime, but particularly during this holiday season.

Happy New Year, beautiful lady. Thank you, artist.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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This is spectacular. It is some of your best work. In fact, I would put this amongst your top three or four writes. The images capture sight and olfactory. The analogy of flowers rising above strangling weeds and eventually succumbing would seem sad if we didn't know that spring comes anew every year. The only word that I would ask about is the very last. I am unsure how it fits. Would love to have you enlighten me there.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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this is really nicely written. simple but definitely worth reading. all of your works really make me think, and thats what I like about it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I love every line of this piece. I REALLY DO! Metaphors are excellent. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me :) I can really learn from you. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Posted 11 Years Ago


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Yet again, you amaze me with your metaphoric choice of words. This is really beautiful, Dani. I love the entire piece. What a creative imagination you have. KUDOS!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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This sounds like real poetry to me, lyrical yet simple, human yet natural.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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