Souvenirs de Saule


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    Souvenirs de Saule

    When the wind runs through the willows

    Warming seeps o’er snow pond water

    Its icey blue succumbs to yellow, and to germinating green

    All sunbeam bright, and bold with promise.


    Life resurgent, spills redundant

    Pollen coasts the sifting breeze

    Past speckled eggs in grassy baskets

    And robins coupling skyward while they rise.


    When the wind runs through the willows

    I remember her in her springtime

    Green as English ivy, smooth ivory fingers warm

    I still taste her pink, and breathe her colors in.


    The rose of a wild garden, fire berry shaded hair

    Eyes cirrus set, and flashing satin sapphire

    Her locket hides my likeness where

    She holds me every midnight, and I listen to her heart.


    When the wind runs through the willows

    I remember her first summers when

    She opened to the fevered sun and bloomed

    The sweet petals of her flowers.


    She danced before those zephered rhythms

    Her points rising with her spirits

    As her hips pled for my directions

    Her band played to my baton.


    The wind still echoes of spring willows

    Though it croons an autumn song,

    And I still keep her in my garden

    Though her seductive scent is gone.


    There she stores the samba of her seasons

    There she guards her golden locket

    Spilling dew from honeyed sapphire,

    From her souvenier of willows. 

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    SavVySam commented on Souvenirs de Saule


    The warming newness of Springtime welcomes young loves and lovers with it's tender verdant offerings thus providing a glorious background for what cannot be contained within that locket...;)

    dahlusion commented on Souvenirs de Saule


    This one is special in all of its poetic beauty: "The wind still echoes of spring willows Though it croons an autumn song" — this left me breathless. Bravo!!

    Springsize commented on Souvenirs de Saule


    This is just beautiful, the holding of you, in locket, listening to her heart, where the memory lingers on.... those promises of youth, with their energy, to run in the grass, those days, long past, now strolls and thoughts of holding hands on rolling knolls, where roses are crumbled and gathered to make sachet bags in silk and bow... though your poem takes us to the end with the willow.

    ginga commented on Souvenirs de Saule


    ahh Harver, A song to the wind that carries us through seasons and exposes the wonder and beauties of nature. I detect a young lover who enters with the wind, is this a literal person? If it is it brings so much romance to the dreamy landscape. ginga



    A good imagination dresses up any personal history, doesn't it?

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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