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Gorgeous Mourning

by Trisha De Gracia

Poignant little petal blooms,
erupting with a suffering joy,
bleed a rich dark psalm for me.

Like sunbursts from skins of a lily,
so too do these stargazer dreams
fade out near their edges.

And I
the brittle sepal seep


Author's Note: "Girl With Cello" May Sarton.

Posted on 01/20/2005
Copyright © 2024 Trisha De Gracia

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Christina Bruno on 01/22/05 at 11:05 PM

love the title, great work

Posted by Melissa Arel on 01/24/05 at 03:37 AM

This is tightly woven and beautifully rendered. Great job.

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