Anniversary Poem by Gwen Harwood


Rating: 2.9

So the light falls, and so it fell
on branched leaved with flocking birds.
Loght stole a citys weight to swell
the coloured lofe of stone. Your words
hung weightless in my ear: Remember me.

All words except those words were drowned
in the fresh babbling rush of spring.
In summer's dream-filled light one sound
echoed through all the whispering
galleries of green: Remember me.

Rods of light point home the flocking
starlings to wintry trees, and turn
stone into golden ochre, locking
the orbit of my pain. I learn
the weight of light and stone. Remember me.

Pranab K Chakraborty 17 July 2015

Repetition of 'Remember Me' use it's unique. A nice poem with experimentally used words by it's unheard sounds translated by poets own tongue. 'Branched leaved' or 'Loght'....otherwise can't make any sense.

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Britte Ninad 04 February 2020

so sweet poem so sweet penning

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Punipuao 12 August 2019

i wish i cold see you and met you so i could question like what happen in your childhood and i hope god will take care of you

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 May 2018

I learn the weight of light and stone. Remember me. and remember me

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M Asim Nehal 15 July 2016

Very well written.Thanks for sharing.

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 July 2015

So it fell with the muse of life. Nice work.

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Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood

Taringa, Queensland
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