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I Ask The Sun

written by: Dinka Bednjacic

 

And I ask the spring sun
to linger on my body
warm me up
while I ponder over
autumn harvest,
vineyards drenched
with olden songs
in my mother's land,
and I -
I won't be there

I plead with many
to accept apology
for failing to bring back
a thousand gifts
like I promised
in my green years -
decades ago

I ask all the people
I loved and lost
whose features is
harder to remember,
to show mercy
upon my soul
for childish white lies

And I ask
divine light
to shine -
keep me alive
let me sit in
the earthly garden
a little longer

Now, when every season
of life
weighs down
on my bone-weary
frame

Dinka Bednjacic

Dinka Bednjacic

Dinka Bednjacic has been writing poetry for many years. She lives with her family in the state of Victoria, Australia. Many of her poems have been awarded and published in books and newspapers in Croatian and English. In 2018 she published a poetry collection titled ‘Pockets in my Heart.’
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