Still Snow the Cemetery is April, by pd lyons


I have always had an affinity to graveyards. At least most of them, there have indeed been a few I’ve met which I didn’t like. A while back we were back in the states for about two years, in Litchfield ct. I got to renew my old acquaintances and discover some new ones. this piece is from then, about 2011. I got to thinking about who was benefiting from all the decorations in the cemetery, I got to thinking about how the dead while moving on might yet be feeling a bit sorry for those of us who not (in their opinion) as fortunate remained behind…

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Still Snow the Cemetery is April

Here hunger

Has been learned

Insatiable

Into a kinder

Peace

~

Vampiric

Living come

To feed off the dead

Hunger

Temporarily

Satiated

Only fleeting

Only the dead can be starved into peace

~

No matter how many

Flags

Medallions

Mementoes

Stones

Flowers

The dead no longer can be known

Memories are not the same as knowledge

Unlike the living

The dead have moved on

~

Songs of birds

Sun on brown grass

Reluctant winter

In ways the living call regret

The dead with kinder knowledge

Know

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pdlyons photo

 

from Myths of Multiplicity by pd lyons. published by Erbacca-press.  £4.95 free shipping world-wide

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Comments

  • Donna J Snyder  On January 22, 2015 at 12:21 am

    The last stanza, especially, moves me with its limpid musicality. Thank you for sharing this now. Will share.

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