Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Kind of Serenity


There’s nothing but a shard of sunlight in the room, as I sit on the bed and gaze through the window at a graying sky. Her perfume’s no longer on the bureau, though a faint stain interrupts the walnut grain in its place.




The cherry tree, now blossomless, smolders alone at the edge of the marsh. A breeze hardly strong enough to put motion in the curtains sighs at the window, later crossing the lawn to move slowly among the reeds and the herons.




Was a time when silence like this never entered my mind. Lately, it’s my only solace.




An evening of rain lays down a rare sheen over twigs and nesting birds. The bed creaks when I lie down. Please--don’t let me be too alone for a while.



10 comments:

laurie b said...

Whew. Amazing prose!!! Just lovely. I'm certainly glad I'm not the follow up to this lovely post!! Blessings to you, Laurie B.

houseofsixcats said...

Wow, you have captured the essence of that word perfectly. I an honored to be included is such an elegant feature!

Mystique Island Photography said...

You have wonderful choices..I can feel the serenity...

ppdesigns said...

wow this is beautiful! an very serene collection.

ruth hill radcliffe said...

wow, such beauty and talent!

Alison Du Bois said...

So glad to have found your blog - inspirational! I'll keep checking back for more :)

Enzie Shahmiri said...

These are beautiful selections!

signet art said...

Such a wonderful idea beautifully expressed. Thank you for including me!

Itaya said...

Oh I love these and the prose is just perfect! Very nice selection. :)

sHandke said...

Excellent writing and beautiful imagery!

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