Hushed, yet Melodic

Hushed, yet Melodic

A Poem by Michael R. Burch

Sappho’s Lullaby
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

Hushed yet melodic, the hills and the valleys
sleep unaware of the nightingale's call
as the dew-laden lilies lie
listening, 
glistening...
this is their night, the first night of fall.

Son, tonight, a woman awaits you; 
she is more vibrant, more lovely than spring.
She'll meet you in moonlight, 
soft and warm, 
all alone...
then you'll know why the nightingale sings.

Just yesterday the stars were afire; 
then how desire flashed through my veins! 
But now I am older; 
night has come, 
I'm alone...
for you I will sing as the nightingale sings.

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© 2020 Michael R. Burch


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I really like this, Michael...quite the romantic piece...and reminds me of two Cat Stevens songs.
"The boy with the moon and star"
and "Father and Son"

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Michael R. Burch

5 Months Ago

I love Cat Stevens, so I take that as a tremendous compliment.

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