Followers

Monday, 17 August 2015

APHASIA

Describing spring flowers is easy:
the fragile beauty of the bluebell,
blue as the morning sky,
as it dances to the slightest breeze.

And there are many ways to describe a red rose
with it's heady, intoxicating scent
that lifts our spirits
and makes us think of true love...

But there are no words for the vivid rawness
of the bloodied feathers and mangled flesh
of a once magnificent pheasant
suddenly ground into the cold motorway tarmac.

And how can one describe the piteous sight of his grieving mate
frantically running around in circles and crying out,
while deep inside her a developing eggshell
tenderly enfolds their now fatherless chick?


27 comments:

  1. Cold, raw, and vivid. I enjoyed reading that.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh thank you so much, "B"...I really appreciate that.:)

    I am still unable to leave comments on your posts. I keep trying, but the page doesn't seem to fully load. Please can you tell me if anyone else is having a similar problem? Or perhaps it is my laptop. I have been experiencing some strange quirks recently.:/
    Many thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely and tragic, both...but then so is life. You have it all in this superb piece of writing, my dearest Ygraine.

    We are very much alike...in one of postings I told of a childhood memory where I wish that my parents would change my name to "Rose Red"...

    Hugs and Love
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As a child, I always used to cry when I saw a dead animal or bird just left there on in the road...it seemed to me so cruel and lacking in respect. After all, a dead human would never be left there like that, would they?! And it hurts me still.:(

      Yes, I remember your post. I found it so moving...such a beautiful childhood memory.:)

      Thank you so much, my dear friend.

      Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

      Delete
  4. And again I'm entranced with the image your words create.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, my friend...so much! :))

      Delete
  5. You have an amazing talent, Ygraine, thank you so much for sharing it! Hope you are doing well, I had missed you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have an amazing talent, Ygraine, thank you so much for sharing it! Hope you are doing well, I had missed you. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And thank you for reading...I appreciate your support so much!
      Life is a bit up and down for me at present, but so far I am coping, thank you.
      Do hope all is well with you too...:)
      xoxoxo

      Delete
  7. Heartbreaking on the fatherless chick. Of the life sjuffed out too soon. Of the son that will have to find its own way. There can be beauty in that too - for those that endure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, "X"...a certain strength of character can be found in facing and overcoming tragedy.

      Many thanks.:)

      Delete
  8. Really heartbreaking my dear Ygraine, and always yours poems touch me!! I send you love
    xoxoxoxox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks, my dear friend. Your kind words mean the world to me.:)

      Sending much Love & many Hugs your way too!
      xoxoxo

      Delete
  9. Even the horrors of the subject here reads so wonderfully..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I travel around the country quite a lot, I see these things so often...and it really breaks my heart.
      Thank you so much for reading...and for your kind comment.:))

      Delete
  10. Poem aptly and intriguingly titled. You say incomparable things incomparably well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow...that is so kind!
      Thank you so much, Geo...:))

      Delete
  11. oh my gosh you write about heartbreak like no one else, oh hell, it hurts to read it, what talent you have my dear Ygraine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Sweetie...my sincere heart-felt thanks...:)

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

      Delete
  12. Raw, real and eloquently expressed. You have captured the inherent tragedy of life and turned it into a poignant heartsong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ghost Moon,
      Absolutely...the inherent tragedy of life - I hadn't thought of it that way...how all life perpetually hangs in the balance.
      Thank you for such a beautiful and meaningful comment...that I deeply appreciate...:))

      Delete
  13. I could see it - as I read your poem - and it really touched me -nice piece.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh thank you, Sandy...so much! :))

      Delete
  14. As speechless this sight can render one, you have certainly overcome it with your beautifully, yet stark, words. Sometimes being witness to a horror can bring out the best in a poet. This did bring a tear to my eye, yet I cannot imagine living my life not being able to feel as deeply as I do. Thank you for reminding me of this, Ygraine! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know, Dale...sometimes I forget that it isn't only we humans that have the monopoly of powerful emotions...and witnessing tragic events such as this one really drives it home.
      It is often hard, feeling so deeply...but as you say, it is difficult to imagine being any other way.
      At least people like us will never be cold and hard-hearted!

      Thank you so much, my dear friend. xoxoxo

      Delete
  15. Very powerful and so much feeling!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh thank you, Sweetie...so much!
      I do so hope you are enjoying your trip...:))

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

      Delete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my posts.
I really appreciate hearing your opinions...:)