Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Strength of a Woman


The Echo of What Remains Collected Poems of Wanda Lea Brayton







My strength dwells in the power and memory 
of my fragility; I am more than nuance, 
more than mere substance, of secrets unveiled. 

My eyes shall lift you up in silence, 
provide solace where, once, 
there were only remnants of peace to savor. 

You shall see your own reflection 
when you glance at me, a whisper 
ascending into sudden song.