Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keep Breathing

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

8 comments:

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.