Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lament for a Friend...Again

Reach for the sky regal age'd friend
oh, life long and full
grand buttress of the earth,
time here is bittersweet


gnarled grace leaning
against growling winds of time
we call you the gargoyle,
a vision of demonic fear
but grace,
beauty beyond fear,
will be our memories of you
your empty shell
holding countless fairy tribes
in our earthly imagination
to dream


be at peace, my friend
we will again meet
and I will write prose
at your feet


Sad story of beauty lost to the winds, but not forgotten in the heart.


Utah Grammie said...

beautiful words - so sad - sorry..

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Sharon. That is sad. That's something that cannot be replaced anytime in the next 50-years or so. It's hard to get used to the void they leave too.

Eve said...

I share your sorrow. I lost my beautiuful oaks in the Huricane. My woods just seems so bare with only the smaller trees. I know they will fill in with time but I can never get back those huge old Oak trees.

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so very sorry Sharon...these storms are terrifying and take so much beauty with them. I'm so glad that you and Scratch are ok...(((hugs))) Dawn

vikki said...

trees are so magnificent! they grace us with their beauty. i love them all year around. even in the winter without leaves they are pretty. we lost soo many trees in the area early monday with the windstorm! it is sad to see them go... hugs, vikki ♥

Greyscale Territory said...

I feel your sorrow. But the memories ~ I am sure there are memories, many memories that will live on always. Remember and smile.