Susan Lacovara

Gold Star - 11,005 Points (1963 / New York)

Mindset In The.Wooded Night - Poem by Susan Lacovara

New, to me....
This calming home
A cottage far from the worries I carried
Like bricks on my back, so long,
So now, left behind...brilliant
And beautiful the snow tonight
Although Spring stepped in to take center stage
An understudy ushered back into the wings
Winter waits for her just applause

I wait for him, now happily
Braided rugs, brushed back hair
A vase of bright blooms on our table
Yes, our table
Teacups for two, while one waits,
The other winds up his spools of solitude
Soon to join, in the arms of pine trees
Their days to paint with slower strokes

Free to breath in serene air
What was broken, stronger
What was trouble, triumph
What is hers, now can be shared as his
Blankets, bedding, breakfast, bending branches
Woven into a tiara, crowning their quieted habitat
Where sleeping cats and a faithful hound
Complete their cozy corner, tucked away, in trust

Such beauty and beginnings here...
Age has disappeared, leaving no forwarding address
Sweet return to dreams I used to call my own
Awakened by the promise of peaceful nights
Beside the red barn, beneath the moon
Surrounded by the sound of stillness
Come and lay your shoulders near mine
And feel the opening of our story

Topic(s) of this poem: nights

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(03/20/15) For M. The move complete. Join me. Join in the joy. An easement.

Comments about Mindset In The.Wooded Night by Susan Lacovara

  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (3/20/2015 7:59:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. The hope and anticipation of enjoying togetherness expressed so beautifully. Enjoyed it Susan. Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2015

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