Field of Marble

Field of Marble

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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In death - no! even in the grave all is not lost. Edgar Allan Poe

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Heavy and grey the air is silently gliding,

along the truncated willow trees,

a creepy song and a muffled sighing,

as the spooky wind blows between

 

the weathered stone heads of marble.

 

Shadow leads macabre out of cadence

the light that dizzy and so faint

scatters his last remains in a dance

of an eternal remorse and sorrow on

 

the weathered stone heads of marble.

 

Freakish warped spine-chilling statures

draw the ground with black granite stones

with a cross to picture the final ending

to show us the way, departed under

 

the weathered stone heads of marble.

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

19/10/2014

© 2016 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

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Tis said that cemeteries are other worlds - the visual limbos fin which Man can praise, honour and weep or smile for the dead. For me, you've created something grey yet luminous. i don't find your very fine words creepy - more accurate, more wrapped by history. Have to admit to walking around cemeteries reading the tombstones, noting relationships, where and when. But there is something about marble.. its its coldness.. appears sentry like as if on guard.

This is a somehow beautiful poem.. in spite of its grey veil.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

What a beautiful comment, Emma, I'm glad you liked it. Have a fine weekend. :) Rudi
emmajoy

4 Years Ago

Was my pleasure to read itit; although sombre, it beckons.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

No problem, I do it all the time, too fast too furious :)



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I absolutely love the tone of this poem and admire the imagery! Well done. :)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, RM, glad you liked it. :) Rudi
Powerful and good words my friend. Some places demand respect. I love your verbal poetry. Always good to hear the writer's voice. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, John, glad you liked this one too. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

I did and you are welcome.
I think cemeteries are very interesting especially the really old markers or elaborate headstone. Interesting poem here Rudi.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Robert, for reading and reviewing my poem. Glad you liked it. :) Rudi
a spine chilling scene Rudi, those graveyard headstones always work so well in poetry, you wrote them so very well :)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you again, Richard, for visiting, reading and commenting. Have a good day, my friend. It's eve.. read more
Deliciously haunting! And well read too... spooky touch!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Sharonlee. Glad you liked it. :) Rudi
Tis said that cemeteries are other worlds - the visual limbos fin which Man can praise, honour and weep or smile for the dead. For me, you've created something grey yet luminous. i don't find your very fine words creepy - more accurate, more wrapped by history. Have to admit to walking around cemeteries reading the tombstones, noting relationships, where and when. But there is something about marble.. its its coldness.. appears sentry like as if on guard.

This is a somehow beautiful poem.. in spite of its grey veil.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

What a beautiful comment, Emma, I'm glad you liked it. Have a fine weekend. :) Rudi
emmajoy

4 Years Ago

Was my pleasure to read itit; although sombre, it beckons.

(Just correct4ed my typos.. read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

No problem, I do it all the time, too fast too furious :)
So true how some cemetery's can be daunting places with cold atmosphere.
Back home there is a really old one in the heart of Edinburgh that also has a path way that leads to either princess street or princess gardens and it used to creep me out everytime. The Huge large Stone heads.. some with sculptures of angels or birds !! Chills !!
In this write you can feel that death looming ...brilliant rudi!!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Sereena, glad you liked this one too. :) Rudi
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Oh my goodness Rudi, i had to turn off the recording.. it filled me with goosebumps... what a great write and so tangible.
:D

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, :D, I'm glad you liked it. Have a fine day. :) Rudi
I've always been fascinated with the head stones of graves, especially of years long gone. When I lived back home, I would go and visit my parents regularly, and never want to leave. It never felt eerie to me to sit there and speak to them, as though they could hear me.

This, however, is chilling...and the echoing sound of your voice simply resonates throughout your verse. Much applause, Rudi. Next time, I'll bring the popcorn!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Kelly, glad you liked it. :) Rudi
This poem has a gloomy and spooky touch.. Its one great work.. ;)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Noor, glad you liked the poem. :) Rudi

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Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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