Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunday Scribblings - Drought


Dry heart. No tears for this emotionless drought.
Seered organ of life emptied of blood and health.
Land's parched heart cracks and leaf struggles in
vein/vain/vane
Dust motes settle on tears, dragged from dry eyes
suffering from the effort of breaking this emotional drought.
Just enough. . .  .  rein/rain/reign
to allow the breaking dam on the life blood of scorched earth.
Drought breaks. Heart weeps. Flood arrives.

11 comments:

Kay said...

nice one

oldegg said...

Yes, it is curious that during a drought there are no tears left to shed but when the rains come you too can weep with joy.

Marja said...

Great poem. Yes a flood will often break the drought and clears the dust.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

This was an entirely different take on drought. I believe tears are a gift from God. They clear the eyes of toxins; if you have a good "full moon cry," as I call it, your entire gut gets a good workout. In ancient days, the Biblical 'heart' was actually translated as 'gut.'

This poem is sad but oh, so beautiful. Thank you! Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/08/18/iowa/

Tash said...

Wow, that's a moving poem. Drought is such a funny metaphor to work with because sometimes it can be a good thing as well as a bad thing. Sometimes we need to be without to enjoy the times of flood.

Best wishes,

Tash from VintagePretty.org

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jaerose said...

Sometimes perhaps emotional drought is self preservation..very thoughtful write..jae

Roan said...

Beautiful words to describe devastation.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Lovely!

gautami tripathy said...

Heart breaking...


dregs

joanne said...

sometimes being numb is a gift.....

Lea said...

Beautiful Annie...