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Begotten Blossoms

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Begotten Blossoms

The light that loses, the night that wins
And time remembered is grief forgotten
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
and in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins
Algernon Charles Swinburne 

Begotten Blossoms

Depths of darkness, deep
earth, night and Winter-
these are alchemy for Spring
Plain brown,dormant bulbs
bring forth such magic things 

Time and motion turning light
re-cycle joy and grief
And memories as old as time,
are formed from lives so brief 

Our Mother earth 
has tolerance-all things she abides
Over forgotten scars her forests creep;
her shores are washed in healing tides 

Cloud and mist and miracle
bring forth the flowers of spring
snowdrop, asphodel, hyacinths
renewing every dream 

A sweet millenium of Springs 
like clockwork cycle round
And so, we watch for them to come,
blossom by blossom .

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Beautiful. Amazing images here. I love the 'forgotten scars' line. It is true for the earth and people to heal, and renew.

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Suzanne you are always great.I feel there are much more in this poem for me to comprehend.Probably when i read next time i may understand better.I have understood much more than a novice.really the words transport a feeling which makes me feel I haven't comprehended rightly.I will have a reading tomorrow. (: ) Jenish

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    Date: 11/2/2013 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jenish Thanks for your kind words and for reading. The theme I gathered from Algernon is that everything cycles around and that death and grief are not final things but always underlie re- birth, hope and joy. Have a marvelous day dear friend.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:22:00 PM
    A wonderful write you have written Here SuZ. I don't know anything about poetry except how to let my own words flow. But this I do know, your words are very beautiful....Peter

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 3:23:00 PM
    A changing cycle blossom by blossom, beautifully done, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:53:00 AM
    I taught Swinburne for years when I was active in a university, I agree and pay my tribute to that great bard, Suz

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 11:27:00 PM
    A wonderful poem, dedicated to a great poet, loved this one!