For Matilde

The Lake - Poem by For Matilde

It is so peaceful here
the untouched water
it's surface occasionally
under the bough of a lychee
across the green silence
above rippling reflections
the trees march head to head
up the face of a hill
like an army of soldiers
going home
a man and a woman
sit down opposite me
they were once young lovers
now they share the sublime gaze
of love that has stayed
their hearts share the fragrance
of an inviolable flower

This morning I saw you walking
with sadness still on your face
and I thought of it
as an old coat
that you go to your wardrobe to find
only to see one day that it has gone
nothing but some old strands of once familiar hair
left like dry boneless history on the floor
it is so peaceful here
the days pass one at a time
as we are doing
I see the emerald eye
of hope break the surface again
it stains the water in circles
spreading like small fish
beneath the soft silences
of watching trees

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2015

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