Sunday, 19 November 2017

And Then A Skylark Sang

The following is a remembrance poem for Novembers Guernsey open mic evening.

And Then A Skylark Sang

I picked a soft red rose today,
It made me think of you.
Even though my heart felt sad
Its colour warmed the blue.

I felt the prick of blackthorn tree
the day that you fell.
And then one Skylark sang so sweet
In the bloody depths of hell.

I saw a soft red rose today
Strong and vibrant in its hue,
I pursed my lips and blew a kiss
For it made me think of you.

Julian Clarke © 2017

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15 comments:

  1. I love the thought of a skylark marking that precious memory. It makes me think of the wartime song Skylark, which is so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, your remarks are always appreciated.

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  2. Hi Julian, this is stunning. simply beautiful and so touching. Wish I'd written it.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, John

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  3. Beautiful in its simplicity. It seems like you are expressing the contrast between the simultaneous feelings of sadness and the feelings of love.

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  4. The way you used the rose as image for this made me think of Robert Burns...

    O my Luve is like a red, red rose
    That’s newly sprung in June;
    O my Luve is like the melody
    That’s sweetly played in tune.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I don't know this poem but I shall surely look it up.

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  5. Very classic mode.luv it

    Much💖love

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  6. I really felt the opening stanza..finding a red rose in a blue world can warm the heart.

    I picked a soft red rose today,
    It made me think of you.
    Even though my heart felt sad
    Its colour warmed the blue.

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  7. Wow! A stunning and impactful piece. And you nailed the rhyme.

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  8. Some moments are so specially marked, like the skylark doing here. Beautiful rhythm.

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  9. Sweet memories born of a rose - lovely.
    Anna :o]

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