Cuckoo’s Tears

by Anita Lubesh

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do not cry and spoil
such beauty – you will never fade
into darkness and its glades
as long as there is the moonlight,
so weep no more,

nor cry for the death
of dew drops,
lying broken; coursing
into the earth’s
minute absolutes
hidden under harsh ridges
of ruddy sentiment
that somehow nourishes
all of the fallen,

rather, think good thoughts
that might feed the mouth
of an injured cuckoo
lying alone in the early fog –
tired and scared –
his calls go unheard,
his notes
blindly swallowed
by roadways and barking dogs,

he makes a tiny, green
eco forest shake
around him –
feathered by the grasses
quivering
in this other world, he is still
alone – abandoned
but still full of hope,

so place him back
into the fold, and then cry
once more
so that he can feast on
true beauty.

 

5 Comments to “Cuckoo’s Tears”

  1. Anita, this is an astounding work of perfection. Thank you for sharing this one. I am so happy I came across it. Your
    “his calls go unheard,
    his notes
    blindly swallowed
    by roadways and barking dogs,

    he makes a tiny, green
    eco forest shake
    around him –
    feathered by the grasses
    quivering
    in this other world, he is still
    alone – abandoned
    but still full of hope,”
    words are spellbinding and the imagery is crisp and clear. please don’t ever stop sharing your poetry. You are very gifted.

    • It is a tad different to what I do but then I can’t really say any two pieces are a ever alike, but it makes me so happy that you sought the time to convey your thoughts and lavish such sterling praise on me. Made my day. Thank you.

  2. Awesome Poem !! ANITA LUBESH

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