Viola Grey

Rookie - 0 Points (Feb '73 / NZ)

About You


Although you cradle gently,
wanting you has altered me
like a leaf, falling from it's branch
upon a solid oak tree.

What once was filled with lush life,
clinging to the pulse of your limbs,
has dried, faded, dropped from sight
and will never be the same again.

That careful breath you bestowed
with just one sweet kiss,
dries, arid, inside my throat -
run hoarse from dreams dismissed.

As I fall towards the earth,
to shatter upon graves of truth,
a sudden breeze catches me,
returns my heart- once more- to you.

26/11/08

Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2008
Edited: Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Comments about this poem (About You by Viola Grey )

  • Rookie *Trusting You* (12/27/2008 12:03:00 AM)

    and I clap this is Magnificent... I love it! ! ! greatness I sware. yes great job! ! ! I loved it! ! !
    Becca (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ridge Cahill (12/8/2008 4:17:00 AM)

    An excellent poem, Viola. A woman forever changed by love - delivered with great imagery and emotion. You chose the perfect words in each stanza. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie totally disturbed (11/29/2008 1:54:00 PM)

    I love this it is full of emotion great words.. Wendy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tom Balch (11/28/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    Fantastic piece, ' back for more of the same ' 10+ Tom (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (11/28/2008 4:23:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful, written with a gentleness, fragile somehow,
    10
    Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kris Smith (11/28/2008 1:11:00 AM)

    You have a style all of your own and never fail to draw the reader in Viola 10 ++++ Chris (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krista Churchill (11/27/2008 10:56:00 PM)

    very nicely written... I love the images in this poem...


    Krista (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 62 Points Kesav Easwaran (11/27/2008 10:50:00 PM)

    a leaf falling...but not on the earth yet...still floating...to regain the solid and loving branch it left...well written...softly romantic...10 (Report) Reply

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