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Mend Me

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I have written from ripples of rivers

furrowed bark of the oak

chiseled words from sandstone

gifted to me from the gleam

of Eagle’s wings

when the stars speak, I take notes

translating to my liking

the drab of dead leaves still

finds a way to impress

time and loss

they have punctured holes

in my soul

but I still patch them

with poetry

It’s OPEN LINK NIGHT at dVerse Poets Pub, your opportunity to share ONE poem for our reading pleasure and the read the work of fellow poets. Doors open at 3 p.m. EST. Hope you can join us!

13 responses »

  1. I love this… especially that ending, how to patch leaves with poetry… you just did

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  2. I just love this Mish, especially the idea of mending the holes in our soul with poetry: I think we all try to do this to a greater or lesser extent!

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  3. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit

    What stunning lines….starting from the very first, and possibly best one, and I have been trying to imagine how one could possibly write a poem about a forest that is truly worthwhile..well, I just got my answer..

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  4. This is incredibly deep and poignant, Mish! I especially love the image “when the stars speak, I take notes translating to my liking/the drab of dead leaves still finds a way to impress.” 💝💝

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  5. a lovely poem Mish – full of tender thoughts

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus

    It is always time to celebrate poets, and you did a fine job of it. I think d’Verse has some of the finest poets in the world within it’s ranks. Unless the Pub collapses leaderless, I have no plans go going somewhere else.

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  7. “when the stars speak, I take notes

    translating to my liking”

    Gorgeous lines
    Happy Thursday

    Much💛love

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  8. This meta-poem absolutely seals what poetry does.
    Pax,
    Dora

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  9. “when the stars speak, I take notes” This is just fabulous, Mish!

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  10. I love your poem, Mish, especially the ending lines! Inspiration comes from so many places!
    I love the interpretating of stars speaking to you… Well done!

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  11. I love this. The last stanza especially resonates. Thank goodness for poetry.
    time and loss
    they have punctured holes
    in my soul
    but I still patch them
    with poetry

    Thanks for sharing this poem. It was a gift to my day.
    Ali

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  12. A gorgeous method to heal the punctures, Mish. I love all the earthy tools you use to piece together the poem 🙂

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