Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keep Breathing

Rock hard
it lays imprinted
a cold indention
the naked skeleton
of what used to be
wrapped in
soft warm sand
hardened now
to enfold
only a fossil
lonely bones 
still and quiet
where once
the breath of love
etched life
stirring the soft clay
of their hearts
to give


Glynn said...

This, my friend, is absolutely lovely.

Maureen said...

Lovely poetry this morning.

Laura said...

This painted pictures of a trilobite in my mind. That is love, isn't it?

S. Etole said...

what a wonderful discovery you have made in your gift of poetry ...

Kathleen said...

Thanks for your comments Susan, Laura, Maureen and Glynn. Appreciate the poetry encouragement.

M.L. Gallagher said...

I love this poem Kathleen. The imagery is beautiful.

Claire said...

the pivotal line is "where once"

i find silence here but also a resigned peace.

Kathleen said...

You are so right Claire, there is resigned peace. I didn't realize it until you said it. Comforting. Thanks M.L. :) I had to look up Laura's trilobite image.