Rich Harney

Lilac - Poem by Rich Harney

A lilac fell…

(She didn't mean to)

She quivered and trembled
by the water's edge,
Softly twirling.

Happy lilac—
She laid her lavender crown
on an un - noticing nose,
A valentine chair
She could rest her purple- ness
Quietly, as not to disturb
Toad dreams.


As rapid as lightning
And mathematics,
A tongue
Thinking plum
A dragonfly, or some other yum,
And a sloppy wet kiss, (eyeballs involved)
A fairytale love.

Nothing means to die,
Not a story,
Nor a lilac.

A happy lives on…
Lillypads and toads,

A Day Lily weeps but— not for long!
At a lazy lilac afternoon.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Lament

Comments about Lilac by Rich Harney

  • Chinedu Dike (10/9/2019 1:27:00 PM)

    Well articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction. An insightful piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing, Rich. (Report)Reply

    (10/9/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    Thank Chinedu!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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