jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

Window Frame (One Shot Wednesday)

She peers again. Light birthed
in snow has blossomed wings on
branches, an evening suspended on a hand.

The mist curls fingers at her, drawing her–
she hears magic bedded in whispers, magic
that melts on footfalls then trails a sigh, seeps

into thoughts, waking dormant ghosts.
She holds on, clutches on—time
has framed her waiting: even snow birds

scattered on the gravel have turned into leaves,
the light, a wash neither rain-lit nor
breeze-hushed, folding on itself. Frost

has coated the window frame where
she gazes wondering if her eyes
not the stars belong to the night—

her world illumined by the absence
of light, nourished in waiting
for the snow in his wake. Waiting

she wonders if absent stars not
the snow flakes on this window frame
have deluded him

to search for other skies.

Posted for One Shot Wednesday. Join other poets at One Stop Poetry blog who write verses for love, read those of others, leave a word of encouragement and/or insight with the same love and respect. Post your piece on your blog and sign up in the Mr. Linky list.

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January 5, 2011 - Posted by | free verse, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I love the imagery here in every line from ‘an evening suspended on a hand..’ to ‘..wondering if her eyes/not the stars belong to the night..’ and the birds turning to leaves–just a lovely visual; you’re playing a sweet sad and evocative melody. I enjoyed this one a lot, Alegria.

    Comment by hedgewitch | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you again, Joy! Your comments deeply encourage and inspire me. Honestly, I feel more careful about what I write and post in OSP, having you in mind! I’ll strive not to slip as I go on.

      Comment by alee9 | January 6, 2011 | Reply


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