Sorrowful Sweetness

her eyes glisten, my beautiful bird
feathers sparkle brilliantly
shining with softness

she flies in and out –
now close, now far away
I reach for her, my beautiful bird

fingers brushing softness
sprinkled with brilliance
dusted with sparkle

grasping nothing

one day she disappeared, my beautiful bird
and I mourned the absence, the lack of her
brilliance, sparkle, softness, shine

one day she disappeared, my beautiful bird
and my bone-weary fingers stopped reaching for her –
touched my soft sparkling brilliance instead


Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

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9 thoughts on “Sorrowful Sweetness

    1. So do I 🙂 Sometimes, in order to even recognize our own brilliance, we need that beautiful bird to fly away.

  1. This is a poem which touches the heart of the reader. I also love the message captured in the visual element of your post.

    1. Thank you! <3 I had created the blackout piece before seeing the prompt, and I wanted to write a new poem for the prompt. But the blackout seemed to fit so well, I had to include it too 😉

  2. I like the use of repetition here in “one day she disappeared”.. the feeling of loss and absence is both tangible and heart-wrenching.. sigh.. Beautifully penned.

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