Tuesday, 6 June 2017

On The West Winds Return

Enough diets of bloody violence.
Flowers in tribute for those we behold
stolen from life, now sleeping in silence;
it beggars belief, some, not ten years old.

Eyes, weeping silver blue while sad hearts bled.
And while taking hold of a neighbour’s hand
respectfully, we all lowered our heads,
with compassion, and love as one we stand.

Finding that space, to contemplate, loss, love;
to understand souls free of their being.
One day, your heart will let go a white dove
to feel spirits dancing in hues of spring.

Now nature’s wheel must continue to turn.
You may meet again, on the west winds return.

Julian Clarke © 2017

Shall link to Poets United for the Sunday pantry.

17 comments:

  1. Richard Fleming7 June 2017 at 21:19

    Very moving. Well-crafted. Excellent poem, Julian. It's timely in view of recent happenings.

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    1. Thank you, Richard. As always much appreciated.

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  2. I feel the nostalgia as well as the sadness here, Julian! Nice to read your poetry again.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

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  3. This flows so well - I could hear it as a song

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  4. Yes indeed Julian: One day - 'should free from their being..' and lovely close too - much wisdom in this piece - many thanks for the affirmation... Regards Scott

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  5. Your poem resonated with the current events...sad times.

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  6. Really what a world we live in! I wonder when would mankind start practising humanism. Your poem so deeply and movingly portrays our times. Nice to see you at PU.

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  7. The Wheel turns and turns and none can stop it, we can only turn with it... and hope we'll meet the best bit we've lived in the turning.

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  8. Such a sad commentary of our times.

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  9. Too many flowers, too many deaths in these sad times, Julian. This is a beautiful poem.

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  10. This is so poignant.. and resonates so much with the current situation.

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  11. Very interest Sonnet. Well done.
    ZQ

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  12. I feel enough is enough too. The white dove and nature's wheel gives me some relief.

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  13. An impactful - beautifully rendered - piece.

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  14. how we have messed up our world and how the innocent pay the price... indeed a sad situation.

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