Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Sunday Posts 2014/ The Phoenix

Just because the leaves are falling, doesn't mean the tree is dying,
It only means it's time to cast tired things to the earth,
The sun may have got weaker but there will be another summer,
We have to die a little to get ready for rebirth.

The moon wanes before it waxes,
The stars don't fall from heaven,
The sea recedes so far and then returns to shore,
Don't mock the weary soldier for behind him is an army,
Who may have lost the battle but intend to win the war.

The flame's reduced to smoulder and smoke obscures the mirror,
Very darkly, through it I can see some fearful things,
But regeneration is coming and out of dust is growing,
Like the phoenix rising from the ash beneath its wings.

Cher Cassini.
Photo by Alistair.
{Thanks to local poet Cher for permission to use this poem}


Indigo Roth said...

Hey Alistair! There's a good message here, easy to forget. And I like the bridge photo =) One of yours, I hope? Indigo

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That is wonderful verbal imagery, enhanced as always with your 'take'. Have a great week! YAM xx

DB Stewart said...

Always love your growth mindset.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I love the photo Alistair...self taken? where?

The poem moves me.

It moves me to terminal depression to think that anything that bad can be published.

I mean no offence to Cher, who is probably a lovely lady, but come on. Poetry?

Just because the Moon is white
Does not mean that everything is shite,
The sun remains a warm yellow,
and whisky makes you mellow.
and all is really trite

Alistair said...

Can't please everyone TSB. I like it.
The photo is one of mine. It's from Rennes le Chateau, France.


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