Sunday, November 6, 2011

Remember


The leaves wait
in their dying season
for the wind to sing
its hymn of grief.
It is the herald
to begin their
descent to lay
upon fallen loved ones.

Nature and humanity
gather for a memorial
to speak of the glory of life
and the union in eternal rest.
Marble stones and earth
both implore, “Please remember me.”

©Susie Clevenger 2011
Magpie Tales Prompt: # 90

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live2write2day Prompt: November

28 comments:

Gene Pool Diva said...

Your blog is a treasure. Glad I found you -Kelly

anthonynorth said...

To remember. Beautiful.

Isabel Doyle said...

at the going down of the sun and in the morning ...

very fine poem Susie

GrandmaK said...

Very lovely! Thank you for your visit and you have a beautiful blog! Wishing you a grand day!! Cathy

Berowne said...

Beautifully written; excellent.

Enigmatic Soul said...

Beautiful blend of nature and humanity in their shared expression of the gried that death brings with it. In the simple and succint way, you have penned a beautiful poem. Well done. :)

Margaret said...

"for the wind to sing
its hymn of grief"

This was a beautifully written poem!

Claudia said...

marble stones and earth implore to remember... i like and i love to walk on old graveyards and read the inscriptures...

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

guess we are on the same thought... remembrance...

love it!

JJRod'z

Brian Miller said...

an all too real pleading...i think we all want to be remembered...love that first stanza and what you did with the leaves...

Tino said...

I think we long to be remembered in some way, shape or form.
I have read this numerous times and still enjoy it each time. The wind singing its grief, that is a very powerful line and it reached out and grabbed me by the throat.

Nanka said...

Very nicely done and great comparison!! Ends with a very gentle entreaty!! Beautiful!!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely take on the prompt! I wish that I had written this.

Victoria said...

To me, this encapsulates the whole feel of this time of the month. I love to invite you to link this to my Monday Morning Writing Prompt...it's a perfect example of the prompt. Victoria http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/

Jinksy said...

Autumn winds sing many a hymn of grief, I grant you...

Roy Schulze said...

"Please remember me.: That pretty much sums it up. My Magpie this week is A Plot Both Great and Grand.

Kathy Bischoping said...

"implore" is a verb to cherish.

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely sentiments...

Fireblossom said...

I think it's terribly sad when no one does, and the stones fall into disrepair.

The Unknowngnome said...

Great Susie.

I really like the "dying season", "hymn of grief" and "to lay upon fallen loved ones".

Nice poetry.

insanebloom said...

"Remember me", your title itself is so touching...and your poetry is an absolute favorite, Susie. Love it.

keiths ramblings said...

A beautiful piece skilfully written.A gem.

Carrie Burtt said...

Susie this is so full of beauty....from the first line to the last. :-)

Ed Pilolla said...

lovely. peace with death.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Ah the hope is that we will be remembered. Excellent write.

Anna :o]

Mary Ann Potter said...

Beautifully composed. Wind and hymns and memories. What a nice response to this prompt!

Lena said...

What a lovely, lovely tribute. That would make a Moore so proud!!

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

but who does???/