James Murdock

Rookie (06/13/1986 / Dahlonega, GA)

For The Leaves


A sky of cast net mysteries
Once fell upon my dreams
Where water strolled cross olden stone
And sun spread through the trees
And in that place an ageless grace
Did lay her soulful head
Upon the seed and milling weed
Beneath her earthly bed
When it would pass for her to bow
By the cover of the ground
The meadow'd say, sit one more day
For when you're lost, you're found
So there she'd stay, to greet the day
The beasts and rising wind
The tiring play would slide astray
The twilight sought no end
Still as the moon did bind her heart
And by its shadow she was pleased
The winter's shade had all arrayed
She'd been weeping for the leaves
For her desire's valley dwelt
Of temperate gentile sounds
Of chiming springs and greening things
Of warmth and solid ground
But the world must turn the dirt to mud
It must dampen every name
And all must rot to tarry not
In nature's festive claim
Though with her mind of absent thought
She knew well of balancing acts
Of light and dark, of shame and art
Of men and wavering facts
She'd say, the holly grows, the lily knows
How to wrap its pretty head,
The wayward rise and never shy
Where newborn souls do shed,
What is at once has been before
What once was old, made new
And through your dreams it sometimes seems
This wisdom's always due

Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (For The Leaves by James Murdock )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]