duets with other poets – beledbyreason

love is always springing

(to the Muses of muses and her shadows)

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

-Albert Camus


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When a flash of memory cripples me

when the night cascades not stars but rains tears

barely able to lift myself from bed

when the  noon is eclipsing an onyx moon


springing is nothing absent autumning


I realize I’m not like I used to be 

times of recession precipitate progression

wanting to believe it’s all in my head

consciousness is a ring of toad-stool  thrones


summering is nothing absent wintering


trying to remain happy and present

as futile as a rosy crown lacking thorns

But the lie covers me like a second skin

or a silky chrysalis dreaming of wings


wintering is already springing


the past now written with resentment

is the rosy seed of richer contentment

my mind no longer turns pain into joy

the hart is the womb where joy melts into bliss


springing is already summering


I can’t pretend like I could in my youth

nostalgia chants sorrows into wisdom

my magic is gone . . .yet mystery remains

I confess my unspoken shameful truth


summering is already autumning

you have yet to hear beauty whispering

autumning is already wintering


love awaits further up and further in


love refining love forever springing


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chrétien marc valentin

(© 01 august 2014)

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9 Responses to duets with other poets – beledbyreason

  1. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

    Enchanting ❤ This released some stubborn tears. Thank you!


  2. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

    Reblogged this on Embracing a Wounded Soul and commented:
    Hope and magic still remain . . .


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