Bare-Boned

by Melissa   Sep 15, 2010


There's something about the air in Fall,
it begets this chill inside
that longs to snuggle up with my pen

Summer is veering left
and I imagine myself rooted to the scenery,
a weeping willow
who sheds her sins
with a quick shake of the wind-
lest I peer down to find my own foliage
has settled with time,
think of all those secrets left unturned

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  • 7 years ago

    by Siglawoo

    A weeping willow
    who sheds her sins
    with a quick shake of the wind-

    i wish i had words to praise these lines.

  • 7 years ago

    by silvershoes

    Woo. I read this poem three times over in a row. I don't think I've ever done that.

    Your words and the imagery are so unbearably personal and relatable. It's like you've read into my soul and come up with the perfect metaphor.

    Thanks for writing this.

  • 7 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    I love the comparison of general nature to human nature . The free verse delivered beautifuly

  • 7 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    As they slowly percolate
    deep in frost
    so they also reincarnate
    bringing new revelations...

  • 7 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Melissa,

    this poem is too short for me, I feel you could have expanded on this some more.

    It is well written, and I can see why people appreciate it so much, but for me personally it is too much like you are repeating a style which has proven to be succesful.

    There's something about the air in Fall,
    it begets this chill inside
    that longs to snuggle up with my pen

    ^^
    I can relate to this feeling, fall is my favorite season as well and especially when it starts to get foggy in the mornings and evenings that gives a really romantic touch to life.

    A very well done nonetheless:)

    5/5 Ingrid