Ode to Death

by Daniel   Nov 22, 2019


Ode to the man who once learned to weep,
Ode to the winter, the shepherd and his sheep;
There’s bones in the earth
There’s bones in the sea
Ode to the ashes cast out in the breeze.

Ode to the woman who two-stepped in her room
Ode to the borrowed, the old and the new
There’s bones in the earth
There’s bones in the sea,
Ode to the women who bring flowers to her wreath.

Ode to our love, hidden and unspent
Ode to the masks we wear in our beds
There’s bones in the earth
There’s bones in the sea,
Ode to our sorrows, ode to our pleas.

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  • 1 week ago

    by yogi73

    Beautiful and profound and wisely written. Thoughtful and filled with wistful sentiments. Love it

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Everlasting

    Enchanting read. I am not a good singer but I felt like singing when I read this piece.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Daniel

      Oh I’d love to hear you sing it! I’m sure it’d be wonderful :P

      Thank you Andrea :)

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Maple Tree

    love love love the mix of bones, earth and sea.... Daniel--- wow!

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