Bright Melancholy Holiday

Bright Melancholy Holiday

A Poem by Jay Steitler

A memorial day prose poem

Food & fest combines with heart's heavy void, 
setting the great paradox.

Mutterings mix w/industrious preparations 
beneath the limitless limited blue.

Hazy, cob-webbed azure reveals the mood of 
the moment.

A crowd of emerald giants gather in memoriam, 
creaking, groaning, whispering heroic tales of 
generations past, in Zephyr's midst; 

competing to glow with the sun. 

As every humid molecule pelts flesh, parents 
and children find their collective rhythm, in
true purpose of this day. 

Food, fun, and remembrance...

© 2014 Jay Steitler

Author's Note

Jay Steitler
Old and new school development techniques-pen and memo recording in nature

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Added on May 26, 2014
Last Updated on May 26, 2014
Tags: trees, wind children, parents, Memorial Day, melancholy, sadness, festivities, food, fun, dark


Jay Steitler
Jay Steitler

Penfield, NY

A bit of a renaissance man, frequent white-lighter, and poet-scholar of life. Love art and photo. Play a little mandolin, and sing. I study karate, and play wheelchair rugby(Murderball). I've read Haw.. more..

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