Burgess

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Lo! wading in a sea of lost belief; she was but lone autumnal
leaf. Caught undertow sheΒ swept thus downstream; emptied
herΒ heart of the mortal daydream. For red russet lips with all
their mournful pride; held just little hope with solemn rites
between.

She danced alongside faith with the closeness of moonbeam;
while hummingbirds whistle and chirp her triumph into the
night. “At length be mindful doe of bearing and conduct; for
God above will greet your precious flesh and soul. Unto each
burgess lies their dues of bloom and land; we stand steadfast
and true to serve with head and hand.”

The wind thus blows from across the meadows;
Like circles casting doubt aside from shadows.

 

 

Photo credits:Β wallpaperscraft.com

Word list: Daydream, alongside, moonbeam.

Poem posted for Get Listed @ Real Toads

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

50 thoughts on “Burgess

  1. Jae Rose says:

    I like the ethereal quality of this – it seems somehow to enhance the steadfastness of that little bird..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  2. Jim says:

    Thank Goodness for the wind, Sanaa. The “lone autumnal
    leaf” is thankful I’m sure. Did you know that there are dancing partners one never forgets? The ‘leaf’ won’t forget hers. Like I will never forget one very tine young Russian lady who was trying to teach me to dance better.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: We all tend to have that one person don’t we πŸ˜‰

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    “……..emptied / her heart of the mortal daydream.”….sadness exquisitely expressed….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  4. Susan says:

    By Burgess, I think you mean citizen or free person? And so I read this poem as recording good death in right relationship to one’s country. But it’s still sad, despite the hope you put in. It’s hard to have faith and let the wind dispel faith when death comes too soon to many. But looking in another direction, I see that life is also good for many. Perhaps that oldest leaf of all was ready to die.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  5. Ellecee says:

    I find myself very touched by your poem. A line I especially like is “She danced alongside faith with the closeness of moonbeam;” Truly lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ellecee,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  6. Debi says:

    Like circles casting doubt aside from shadows….. love that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  7. Kerry O'Connor says:

    When I read your poetry, I am always conscious of an optimistic and gracious soul in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is so beautiful… I especially love those closing two lines, and how you carried the metaphors through.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. Rommy says:

    I especially loved “emptied her heart of mortal daydream”. There is an acceptance brought about by a leap of faith here that you have delicately captured.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rommy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  10. Myrna Rosa says:

    This is beautiful Sanaa. It has a melancholy we all know. Loved reading it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  11. De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) says:

    There is always such a lulling tone and quality to your words, Sanaa. I feel as though Shakespeare himself should be reading it to me. Just wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  12. gillena says:

    Luv the unseen watcher in this lifetime drama. For truly, alone-ness is a farce. And the wind, ever ready to dance

    thanks for dropping in to read mine Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Few things can be as difficult to see clear as are civil duties and the fealty we feel we owe to our land. We can spend an entire existence trying to to find a way to cast “doubt aside from shadows.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  14. Sherry Marr says:

    I like Jae’s use of the word ethereal, which captures the flavour of this poem very well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  15. Mary says:

    Lovely writing! But I am struggling to find the relationship to citizenship. Must be a tie somewhere.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Strongly imaginative writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. Old Egg says:

    I love the way you play with words Sanaa. You used them so beautifully in this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. ” their dues of bloom and land; we stand steadfast
    and true to serve with head and hand.”

    I love that! Excellent poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  19. Thotpurge says:

    emptied her heart of the mortal daydream..that’s a lovely line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. Like the last rose of summer, here is the last leaf of autumn… floating her way to a higher dimension with a faith escort. Lovely images.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gemma,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  21. “The wind thus blows from across the meadows; Like circles casting doubt aside from shadows.” Beautiful line…Lovely poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  22. Other Mary says:

    Beautifully crafted.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  23. annell4 says:

    I loved the last line! A beautiful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  24. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Sometimes an emptied heart is all we can hope for in this world…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  25. L. Moon says:

    This has that timeless ring of folklore. A beauty Sanaa. This is one of my favorites that you have penned thus far.

    Moonbeam love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

      PS: Sunshine hugs πŸ™‚

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