Leslie Philibert

Rookie - 773 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

A Funeral in Winter


Early darkness; as oil we drip on tarmac,
a gathering in black fallen from the sky.
With lemon faces we shadow the next.

Tears empty and clear; cutting out the jabber
still alive we drift over cobbles. Arms alongside
too distant and too close, much too close.

The crows send us back into the rain,
a brass aside breaks the ring, a hole in life.
We stare into; is that all?

Submitted: Saturday, January 05, 2013

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  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/22/2014 2:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem with indpeth meaning. Very true said in few lines.

    Early darkness; as oil we drip on tarmac,
    a gathering in black fallen from the sky.
    With lemon faces we shadow the next.

    We are the next and will be carried to funeral.

    Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 205 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/9/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    this is a great poem...strong writing with deep emotional impact...excellent (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/5/2013 7:56:00 AM)

    Some day each of us be a star of the show
    Waiting for men in black to carry us below
    Shadows walking for one who ever again won't.........

    Very good poem Sir and welcome to my page (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/5/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    Some day each of us be a star of the show
    Waiting for men in black to carry us below
    Shadows walking for one who ever again won't.........

    Very good poem Sir and welcome to my page (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 153 Points John Rickell (11/3/2013 6:35:00 AM)

    Fine and economical writing. I like the reference to crows.not sentimental John (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (1/5/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    Great imagery ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]: O) (Report) Reply

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