Jaxsun Castro Horn

Freshman - 667 Points (01/01/1981 / Lincoln Nebraska)

Thirst - Poem by Jaxsun Castro Horn

On a warming June,
the twins are still at play.
So many degrees past noon,
she wish to frolic the water as they.

A voice looms amongst the trees,
under blue fabric of white squares.
She summons an instant breeze,
to the casted shadows of her green hair.

She cues the finches to sing,
soothing and easily.
Softly, “I’ve waited, wondering
of whom will visit me.'

''Find refuge here on my silent land.
Whisper me all your burdens.
My breath will assoil your hands
and bury them in this garden.''

''Come closer and touch me.
I am too thirsty to cry.
Lay your brow upon mine gently,
and let it rain before July.''

When the lion appears,
water is scarce once more.
The twins are gone from here,
gone to a faraway shore.

Sometimes her friends come and go,
but the tree remain rooted in staid.
If her thirst returns tomorrow,
she'll remember the tears they gave.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds, children, cry, friendship, lion, nature, summer, thanks, tree, twins

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Thirst by Jaxsun Castro Horn

  • Chinedu Dike (9/8/2015 7:06:00 PM)

    The poem is a very good depiction of the inserted picture. A lovely poem nicely penned with insight. Thanks for sharing Jaxsun. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/3/2015 11:03:00 PM)

    Very vivid imagery, rhythm and emotional intensity displayed within your poem. When the lion appears, water is scarce once more, emanates a picture of Africa within my mind, the animals hoping for rain to come soon to appease their thirst. Excellent and picturesque, a unique portrait of nature. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Joel Horne (9/3/2015 11:13:00 PM)

    You're welcome. I appreciate your kinds words.

  • Kelly Kurt (9/3/2015 9:52:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, Jaxsun (Report) Reply

    Joel Horne (9/3/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    Thank you Kelly.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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