Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Solitaire (1982)




The Echo of What Remains Collected Poems of Wanda Lea Brayton






Leaves fall in your eyes
when Autumn is gone -
you refuse to conform your bloom to Spring.

You are a radiant moon,
promising the night
the guidance you give.

I am not unaware of the burden
of the sky upon your weary shoulders,
but it is only dark when the sun retreats -

when the light abounds,
how can you grieve so silently?

How can you determine the worth of one day
by the events of a thousand before?