Beauty and Death, a poem by Jeff Flaig at Spillwords.com
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Beauty and Death

Beauty and Death

written by: Jeff Flaig

 

The deep reflection of a blue-green lake
captures soft images from a gentle rain,
As from profound illusions I awake

Ripples touch the shore for a cool wind’s sake
Tapping rhythm fingers against my brain,
the deep reflection of a blue-green lake

Fish dash and sparkle in currents they make
I consider reasons for their campaign
as from profound illusions I awake

Eagles fall down for a bounty to take
beneath the surface and above again,
the deep reflection of a blue-green lake

I now understand there is no mistake,
that serenity should have its pain,
as from profound illusions I awake

Many hours I watch, many hours I ache,
and from this beauty and death I retain
the deep reflection of a blue-green lake,
as from profound illusions I awake

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

This was inspired by Dylan Thoms’ poem, ‘Untitled’ Do not go gentle into that good night

Jeff Flaig

Jeff Flaig

I'm a fair weather writer, so I only write when I feel like it and might go long periods of time before I get the urge. I love writing poetry and reading good poetry, mostly because I didn't have the time in the past to write anything else. Since I have retired, I jumped into serious writing and have written three novels, a bunch of short stories and a few poems here and there. My WIP is a book of short stories and a sequel to one of my current novels. I expect that will take me a year to finish. I don't like to rush my writing.
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