Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Poetry: Linda Leedy Schneider

Sunset, 2003

Just before the bombing began

The leafless trees
on the far shore
of her frozen lake
stand in rows like
soldiers on review
She remembers a music
man, painter of pictures
whose deferment
ran out-- He left her
that June with a bouquet
of promises
that finally fell lifeless
from their stems.

Again-- the trees
near her lake
cast long dark
toward the East.

Linda Leedy Schneider


Blogger Hecate said...

Those were weird times.

4:14 PM  

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