Lillian Susan Thomas


Fragrant With Heaven - Poem by Lillian Susan Thomas

Every day is folded around
A soft center, fragrant with heaven.
To unwrap that moment
Carefully peeling back
The petals of every-day routine
To find this nougat of wisdom
Is the poet's work.

Today it may be
A sulfur flitting across my path,
Brushing my cheek by accident.
Tomorrow it might be
Bark of a crepe myrtle
Curling at the foot of the tree
As it outgrows this year's skin.
Or tears of a child in pain
Kissing my hand
As I carefully unwind bandages
Over her burns,
the only wild bouquet
She has received in the war zone
Of her hard life.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written August 2009

Comments about Fragrant With Heaven by Lillian Susan Thomas

  • George Fillingham (6/16/2012 8:42:00 PM)


    You should retitle this poem Hard Life and manipulate the lines some to make one stanza. It is a good poem. Please do not misunderstand me. But I think the title and its early resolve do not serve the whole poem. And thematically you need to follow up on the why of the hard life, in all aspects. (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (5/28/2012 9:03:00 AM)


    Lovely poem, full of imagery and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/28/2012 8:59:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem, very well penned. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012



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