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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Slice of Life - A Juxtaposition

  I love participating in Slice of Life, started by Two Writing Teachers and writing a story, reflection, or musing at least once a week.

A Juxtaposition

May is not be a month for Death.
So unwelcome,
he comes anyway.
Low and hovering
under the tyranny
of a bright blue sky
explosions
 of rainbow tulips and irises
juxtaposed
 with
scythe and hood.

6 comments:

  1. Those last four lines are especially powerful. Thinking of you.....

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    1. Thanks, Tara. One of my best friends died three years ago this month (I sliced about him in March), and so when May comes around, I think about him a lot. Also, I got a text from another best friend whose husband's cousin just died, and I got to thinking again how May seems an especially cruel for death - spring should mean renewal, life, new beginnings. Anyway, this poem just came out.

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  2. I don't know if you've had a loss, Holly, but sorry if you have. This reminds me of those very mixed-up feelings when a death comes at any time. Well said!

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  3. Death never comes at a good time, but you are so right about it coming in spring and the meaning of spring. Obviously he was too young to be taken from this world. Wishing you a "rainbow of tulips and irises" today.

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  4. I felt the emotion behind these words. What a thought provoking poem. Thank you for sharing it today.

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  5. Holly, These are such powerful words! I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!!

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