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grief screams, then hides, in hearts it creeps
we wait for silent buds to speak
secrets that should never be
lay deep beneath canopies
angel blossoms restless, stir
think of you the way you were
grief screams, then hides in hearts it creeps
we wait for silent buds to speak

Grace is hosting MTB at dVerse Poets Pub, bringing us the “Octelle”, created by Emily Romano.

18 responses »

  1. wow, Mish….. this makes me wonder what is buried under those flowers…


  2. secrets. buried. yes, there are always secrets. How lovely the photo and poem to go. Perfect place to hide secrets, Mish. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is a strong image – grief screaming, silence of the buds, the secrets buried. Love your Octelle Mish. Happy weekend!

  4. So much symbolism in this piece. It’s really good.

  5. Poignant and beautiful, Mish <3. Grief does behave like that, you've personified it perfectly.

  6. Powerful Octelle. The opening refrain draws the reader in as grief seems to be everywhere these days.

    Note: i have a rose bush that only blooms once a year but, this year it is blooing again

  7. Very nicely done, Mish!

  8. The image of the silent buds speaks volumes here, Mish! A most evocative write 💖💖

  9. Buried secrets and the grief they bring! So poignant and beautiful, Mish.

  10. I think the Rose of Sharon tree was planted for your stepson? (my apologies if I’m wrong) Can’t think of a better way to honor him, as a living memorial to a deeply loved member of your family. George Harrison gave Paul Macca a tree that was planted at along the driveway of Paul’s house. He thinks George inhabits the tree and talks with George there. {{{HUGS}}}

  11. Absolutely fantastic octelle.
    Happy you dropped by my blog


  12. So much ache in this! The refrain is so visceral, a powerful octelle! ❣️

  13. This touched my heart. Thanks for sharing, Mish.


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