Thursday, August 3, 2017

Generous Hearts (Day 197)

Generous hearts sigh heavenly
above a vengeful wreck,
alchemy draws awe from ice
eager, crackling spring
reveals infant pity, curled 
a nautilus of frozen hope
belligerence and boredom stilled 
unwilling, marble cries 
brittle joy, unsatisfied
cruelty’s fronds unfurl,
smoke rings stain a golden sky
filigree shrouds a violet pearl
brave new winter looms beyond
cicada evenings soft and long


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: Karsten Paulick