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The Wind's Breath Finds A Face

Alone this spirit wanders drabs
which linger on edges of slabs:
cold-grey they whisper sanity
into secret realms; vanity.

Reckless thought flutters loneliness
while mists tremble death's fine ardour,
fractures of vision disturb bliss,
flapping curls of long lost armour
roam this graveyard's sanctuary -
on wet cheeks they slip so gently.

Night time's stuttered frowns bellow ghosts,
starlight dance their quick ripostes
from a universe's wild wings,
bereft voices; distant beings,
wrap colours into shades so dark,
laughter erupts from feelings; stark,
and time slaps another moment
onto this old battered merchant.

Life's wisdom glides away to reap
the pleasures of an endless sleep,
a soul; in anguish waves farewell
to the chimes of an earthly bell.

At last! The wind's breath finds a face;
lost within the tears of disgrace,
shadows pause in a wilderness
where sharp teeth shall carve this carcass,
welcome release walks past these eyes,
and now, there will be no more sighs.
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Submitted on June 04, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 953
Words 158
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 6, 8, 4, 6

Ian Sawicki

Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyone is interested in my books then please visit my lulu storefront. All artwork on these books is by my own hand. http://stores.lulu.com/chasingtheday more…

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