Susan Marie Watkins

Rookie (September 23,1959 / California, USA)

Surrender - Poem by Susan Marie Watkins

At sunset,
Before a linen-draped altar,
Save for your fear,
She’d have pledged her troth
With almond-shaped eyes,
While glittering, golden motes
Swirled through the air
Like stardust.

But now,
Like empty offerings
Before a barren altar,
A tear-stained note,
A tarnished ring of gold &
Crimson roses spilling
Over a black-shrouded casket.

Comments about Surrender by Susan Marie Watkins

  • (11/6/2007 11:56:00 AM)

    Hi Susan! Another splendid poem you've written ! ! (10) ! !

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  • (11/6/2007 10:50:00 AM)

    The contrast of rich abundance, atmosphere and vivacity with that of loss and the overtones of death is cleverly stark. A finely scribed piece. t x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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