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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Like Crumbling Spires

Like crumbling spires thus bleed for thee,
Stone-faced moments filled with passion,
Skyward reach, these souls are now free,
Delicate hearts tendered ashen...

Days filled with mortised memories,
Facades artistically hiding...
Crack strewn hearts tender as the breeze,
Life's lost friends held in time biding.

Yet hope casts the dawn's rays of light,
Doors open welcoming the day,
For spaces restored from one's plight,
Shimmering with love show the way.

Like crumbling spires thus bleed for thee,
In my heart always, friends were we.

Petrina Lesko
July 2011

For this week's 'almost' final Sunday photographer interview over at One Stop Poetry, they have introduced us to Neil Alexander. 

Photographer Neil Alexander is a lifestyle and travel photographer as skilled at capturing the essence of people, as well as the landscapes they walk.


dustus said...

That is one cryptic final line.... "In my heart always, friends were we." The subtle shift from always to past tense. Hmm... not sure how to interpret that. So kudos for a great final line with options. Opening two lines hooked me pretty well too. Awesome.

That Janie Girl said...

Love the poem. Like dustus said, love the hooks The pictures are awesome, as well.

Louise Gallagher said...

Yeah. You hooked me with your opening line and I stayed entranced right through and beyond the end!

Anonymous said...

from first words ~
"Like crumbling spires thus bleed for thee,"
to last ~
"In my heart always, friends were we."

stunning imagery! beautifully, lyrically flowing. i love this! ♥ dani

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely. So much food for thought.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Chasing Tao said...

"...hope casts the dawn's rays of light,
Doors open welcoming the day,
For spaces restored from one's plight,
Shimmering with love show the way."

Indeed, it is hope that casts the dawn's rays of light! It is hope that leads humanity forward through the many turbulent and Dark Ages that we have had to endure so many, many times!

Hope the shining diamond leading us onward, ever onward, through the night!

Very nice, indeed!

Roger ☺

Anonymous said...

love this, well done.

aquariann said...

You entwine words in such a pretty fashion! Lovely poem.

luke Prater said...

Beautifully written and an emotive response to the photo prompt. Are you attempting a sonnet here? You have pretty much the structure/rhyme scheme of an English Sonnet but not the meter, It's a nice modern sonnet of course. I write modern sonnets sometimes also.

hedgewitch said...

Lovely subtle march to your words, with a lush imagery and plenty of room for the reader to interpret the visions in crumbled stone.

gautami tripathy said...

Love the imagery!

walk the past

Zeba said...

Wow. I am so glad to have read this. It is amazingly well penned.