The Swallow’s Farewell

by Worldly Winds
Seemingly Surreal Swallows in a Spring Snowstorm

Seemingly Surreal Swallows in a Spring Snowstorm (Photo credit: kdee64)








You took my dreams;


The swallows of my autumn years,

and banished them without a care.

You defiled and destroyed their virgin flight,

ones that remained have migrated to the winter sun.


So hopeful and fresh in the youth of their summer state.

But summer soon passed, and I did not see it happen.

The leaves of youth have fallen and…

the sorrow of winter tears cover them in frost.

I still hear their distant cries,

and the smell of their season.

I have their memories and the calls of their summer song.

So long departed, so far away, but…

I still feel the warmth of their summer.

Goodbye my Swallow friends, may you find

your dreams on a distant shore.

Dreams that are not mine, but can be lived,

once more…

© The Swallow’s Farewell 2012

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm


2 Comments to “The Swallow’s Farewell”

  1. Love the emotion and mind pictures. Thanks for making me “feel” with this piece. ~joelly

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