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When First Magnolia Blooms

Coffee bean scent still fills the air with each new sunrise in our log cabin My arms around me embrace the winds of winters gone. Every sky-night the glass-pane glows in silent mist Lunar limbs stream through bedroom blinds reflecting shadows on empty sheets. Star clusters shine'bove velvet shores sand-wish away from my bare toes Another day, another month, another year and a thousand thought, Can't preserve time or make a clone. First magnolia blooms on a stripped branch Buzzing bees extract nectar from a moist corolla Pastel wings flutter on melting icicles Sunbirds return with a sweet song, But what is a song without the symphony What is music with no slow dance. His hand-pressed petal still marks the chapter between stained pages The dusty shelves recall my mind recall my heart, recall my soul. For the last time before tomorrow these eyes would linger , Before leaves curl , before buds wither Before moons move on, and I let go.
Revised repost.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 12/8/2016 1:51:00 PM
This is a beautiful written poem.I was engrossed reading from beginning to end.
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Date: 11/30/2016 9:15:00 AM
Sadness and beauty all rolled into one in this wonderfully written poem.
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Date: 11/21/2016 8:21:00 AM
So beautifully soulful, Charmaine....I love the mood and flavour of this lovely poem! Hugs, Sheila
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Date: 11/16/2016 9:09:00 AM
Enchanting and darkly forlorn, so many great lines, beginning with 'coffee bean scent' you already had me there, and magnolias are my favorite. 7+ fave.
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Date: 11/14/2016 7:58:00 AM
So many stunning images seamlessly blended with your unique style. Love the voice in this one. A Fav.
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Date: 11/13/2016 9:49:00 AM
This one that certainly needed a revival. This is a real gem, Charma. OH, I just adored the picture you painted with the lunar limbs!! SEVEN
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Date: 11/12/2016 7:22:00 PM
This is so beautiful, Charmaine..
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Date: 11/12/2016 5:14:00 PM
I thought I was going crazy! until I saw revised post! :) I will not revise my opinion thought, wonderful both times!
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Date: 11/10/2016 10:29:00 AM
How Wonderfully ”Magnolia Blooms” it our heart. How beautiful eyes of the author and art covering a world entire. I keep in my hand the shinning tear, no moment stay in the time amber.
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Date: 11/10/2016 12:36:00 AM
A lovely nostalgic write.
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Date: 11/9/2016 5:58:00 PM
Another awe-inspiring write Charmaine, have to fave this piece loaded with many a gem! Keith
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Date: 11/9/2016 3:13:00 PM
But what is a song without the symphony.. What is music with no slow dance...a poem for the ages ...nostalgia at its finest. I love how you bring the reader into poem along with you...a fav again
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Date: 11/9/2016 2:55:00 PM
A mesmerizing pome that reaches inside deeply and tugs at the heart. I could feel this sadness as the looks down upon the soft, white yet lifeless petal lying between the pages of a past that she has now decided to move on from. It's scent still lingers in her mind as she loses the book for the very last time. Absolutely beautiful Charmaine. A fave, A 7++++ and everything else in between.
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Date: 11/9/2016 2:25:00 PM
Wow! This is outstanding. Beautifully written. Going in my favorites. A 7 for sure! :)
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Date: 11/9/2016 2:10:00 PM
A beautiful poem which paints a vivid picture.
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