Analysis of Heather
Heather Lydia Thornhill 1981 (Manchester)
Petols of tiny heather
scatter the moors.
Tough are the branches
reaching high as the heavy skies
push and pull at their
roots deeply suckling
at sodden soils
drying in a globalwide
battle of autonomy.
Then torn into new placements,
gardens wash their laymen lands
with feral colours in tiny soap
bubbled hands, of its white bloom,
taming it with borders
so stubbornly overgrown
it hinders to no limitations
as it tinders in the remnants of
in hopes of locking on
to futures untrodden
and dozily radiant purple
swamps of a forgotten
it faces itself and looks for
new answers in the stary brilliance.
As we learn from its silence
hacking at our ankles
we are reawakened by
our thoughtful master
of survival in its collective
bosom we fall embedded
in history with the modern word
developed in clotting streams.
Our biblical dreams translated
in slang and colloquial equality
of soulful joy and pleasure
as we even begin to describe it,
it looses all fixation and is free
as the universe breaths it in
and we breath
back into our minds
billions of years
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|Metre||111010 1001 11010 10110101 10111 11010 1101 10001 1010100 1101110 1011101 11010101 1011111 101110 110001 11011010 11100101 01010 110 011101 1101 0110010 110010 0101 11001011 110001010 1111110 1011010 110101 101010 101001010 1011010 010010101 0100101 101001010 01001000100 1101010 1110011011 1101010011 1010110 011 101101 1011 11|
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|Letters per line (avg)||21|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||921|
|Words per stanza (avg)||192|
About this poem
Written on December 03, 2021
Submitted by heathert.34240 on December 03, 2021
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