Penelope’s Poems

April 6, 2009

Still Life

Filed under: poetry — penelopephoebe @ 8:10 am

STILL LIFE

 

Brown sepaled, heads a droop, they gaze at me;

Petals faded.  A loss of dignity

Pervades the vase.  Mimosa turned to stone.

Lament more mournful than I could intone.

 

Once jaunty, brightest yellow, shining bright,

Young daffodils, spring fresh, uplifting sight.

Their swift loss of vigour a tragedy.

Just dying forlornly, for all to see.

 

Crystal clear water, like sweet summer rain,

Turned rancid and stagnant; cannot regain

Its purity lost.  Too full of dross.

The whole an embodiment of life lost.

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