Hey everyone! Okay, so I'm going to be jumping on board Abigail Kraft's Monthly Poetry Mondays. I won't always be posting recent work (the poem I'm posting today, for instance, was written when I was 15), but I'll try to participate as often as I can. :)

So, here goes...


the moors lie, an open canvas
blown smooth by the wind --
barrenness, barrenness, barrenness that
gives birth to so much beauty.

the opening dawn brushes the heart
steals it away into the sweet, the familiar mundane
wavering chords of birdsong
weave through thick emptiness
fading, fading, fading
into the fog; straying,
waking in the rain.

lost hope is called back
and love wanders into the sun,
leaves its nest behind
to soar into heaven's sanctuary,

circling, circling, circling
over the gentle folds of the earth.



Abigail Kraft said...

Beautiful Oksana! It creates such an amazing mental picture. I also like the abstract execution. I tend to examine things more thoroughly when the meaning is deeper. Awesome writing!

Thanks for participating, and I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! :)

In His arms,

Oksana said...

Thank you so much. I loved the first month of the challenge and look forward to writing more. :)


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