Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

. Before All Fades To Gray - Poem by Mary Havran

On late winter afternoons
Before it all fades to gray
Distractions blur mind’s focus
Engendering thoughts to stray

A dark crow perched on a limb
The gray squirrel on the fence
Rely instinct will reveal
Their ordained paths leading hence

No parallel guide exists
For humankind to resource
While sufficient light remains
To secure my future course

Thoughts percolate inside
What purpose or intent
Will providence provide
Before daylight is spent

Heart voices gentle say
Spirit lends light to way
Yet qualms suffuse each day
Before all fades to gray


Comments about . Before All Fades To Gray by Mary Havran

  • (7/24/2008 10:26:00 PM)


    This is really a pleasure to read, Mary. Fine work. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/6/2008 2:03:00 AM)


    I find this to be one of the finest things
    I have read, I have secured it in my collection
    as I should. There are really now flaws here.
    But it also contains something of value in
    its perspective. Very creative, and used
    wisely. A genuine masterpiece is of the
    same size as this.

    Greeney
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  • (3/28/2008 8:43:00 PM)


    Rather somber, but I guess that is what Gray is about. (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2008 7:20:00 AM)


    .... and it always does, doesn't it. Provokingly wistful/accepting piece m. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2008



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