My most Adored Companion

Claudia Krizay 1956 (Washington DC)

My Most Adored Companion

At daybreak I welcome the rising sun,
And wish words of peace and tranquility to the setting moon.
Sunlight captures a meandering creek
Upon this miraculous dawning, where still waters are iridescent.
I walk, my shadow following closely behind-
My most adored companion.

Forsythia grows golden, reflecting the starlight at the dusk of the day.
A barren tree lies still, fallen by the wind.
My shadow is pensive and faithful.
My shadow never lies- I am never alone.

Within a whisper of a gentle breeze dandelion thistles pirouette
I hear voices calling from afar as a light rain begins to fall.
At every dawning and at every moon rise
The warmth of the early summer caresses my shoulders
While wild violets blossom, and high grasses whistle with the wind.

When the sun is hiding, my shadow evades me.
I walk upon still waters.
Cirrus clouds decorate the sky after a storm subsides.
Budding wild roses open themselves to the world surrounding-
My shadow returns, I so adore…

My shadow speaks these words of wisdom:
“No one is truly alone amongst nature,
As your spirit is alive inside of you. Follow the pathway of a shooting star.
Dance with the falling leaves- arabesque with trees as they bend in the wind.
Your spirit shall always be with you, and your shadow, close behind,
As your shadow is that spirit that arises from within…”

Claudia Krizay
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Claudia Krizay

I am a 65 year old woman living with schizophrenia. My poetry is an expression of my inner self and my way of coping with difficult times and enjoying good times through my writing and artwork I have found a place for myself in this world. more…

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