Sunday, November 13, 2016

Where Butterflies Pray
















Yesterday’s cart of sorrows
disappears with the last evening star
as sunrise welcomes me into its halo
of psalms radiating a new day into my spirit.

Nesting where the butterflies pray
hope anoints my broken hallelujah
with the truth love still grows where thorns gather.

Peace sings in a bird wing choir
and I add my voice to the chorus,
“Today is too swift with its hours
for my lips to only offer pain.”

©Susie Clevenger 2016

Image: Pixabay



14 comments:

brudberg said...

The sentiment of trying to add just a bit of bliss to the pain is wonderful... butterflies are a wonderful metaphor.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is spectacularly beautiful, especially the place where butterflies pray.

Margaret said...

love conquers thorns in the end if we but let it. A tenderly aching, yet hopeful poem.

kaykuala said...

“Today is too swift with its hours
for my lips to only offer pain.”

One may be frustrated at times thinking one can make a difference but could not!

Hank

Jim said...

A peaceful poem for me, Susie. Couldn't help but, with "Peace sing(ing) in a bird wing choir.
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Kim Russell said...

I love those lines:
'Peace sings in a bird wing choir
and I add my voice to the chorus'!

blueoran said...

I frequently think of the paper wings of butterflies as what's gossamer in poetry: delicate and light, lifting over the leaden and heavy. How can we forego those angels, choosing our sour depths instead? Amen.

blueoran said...

Only those limbs of supplication can measure a winter's sky. Reaching that is stillness. Amen and thanks.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

“Today is too swift with its hours
for my lips to only offer pain.”

Such beautifully tender lines, Susie

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your motif of butterflies is well-presented i this poem. I also like the allusions to Cohen's Hallelujah - is seems most fitting in these times.

Julian said...

I enjoyed everything about your poem, especially the following.
Today is too swift with its hours
for my lips to only offer pain............Like your choice of image too.

Martin Kloess said...

Such a beautiful expression of feelings

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Perfect, Susie.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Let's all pray that there is enough hope to keep all the broken things together...