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Marble Statue Cold

A flower crushed inside the snow, soon dies;
I sense the shrouding chill in velvet guise;
a winter heart that's sheltered in the ice,
with crows' fast feathering and spun advice.

The streaming rains obscure my stare and mind,
as nimbus pass above the seas, aligned
beneath the sky, the earthly silver lined
with promises to meet the shades untwined.

Pertain to me; I've gathered lilies white
and lit a fire on frost, behind the night;
I dwell inside the heart of verdant lands
where foliage dances at the wind's commands.

The clinging vines are drifting down the slopes,
around my rocks the crashing ocean gropes;
the crows are winging on their lonesome flight
atop the mountain flowers, in the light.

Abandoned standing, marble statue cold,
encased in woods, by ancient wraiths extolled
and mother of apocryphal esteems
where suns and skies enlace in beams.

Before me lives the orchard of my vows
unsheathed the gusts enfold the forest boughs
on mystifying paths they rove away
as wraiths of old, inside the woods belay.


© 12-14-2014, Gautami Phookan, All Rights Reserved
(Iambic pentameter)

For Giorgio Veneto's contest


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  1. Date: 1/23/2015 3:14:00 AM

    Hello, Gautami! A philosophically perceived, well attended, mature and allegoric poetic composition. Thank you for it! G.
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 11:55:00 PM

    Beautiful composed write my friend!
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 2:16:00 PM

    Well versed...love the orchard of my vows...C--->A

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