GEN Nelson


Basket Full Of Shadows - Poem by GEN Nelson

In my basket full of shadows
Is a long and lonely night.
It swallows up the daisies,
It swallows up the light.
Crawling on the wicker
In between the stars
Is a little ladybug
That has strayed too far.
I usher it away,
Flying from these fears
I keep hidden in my basket
Hungering for tears.
This stringed wooden basket,
I hold dutifully on my arm,
Is my Pandora's box
I seal away from harm.
But if the planets should fold,
And the wicker shall break,
The stars shoot away,
For the heaven's sake,
I must reach inside
And tear heaven apart
And hide the shadows
In my stone heart.


Comments about Basket Full Of Shadows by GEN Nelson

  • Jayne Davies (7/3/2013 1:27:00 AM)


    A lovely poem, an enjoyable read! (Report) Reply

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  • Dougie Fresh (6/4/2012 9:22:00 AM)


    I love the use of Pandora's Box, i use it in my writings! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012



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