Twigs, Boughs, and Branches
Once fronded & frilled, but now of leaf no longer,
Lingering lonesome & no more virile, nor stronger,
No more shielded by leaves, but only God´s vows,
Standing alone, twigs, branches & old winter boughs.
Garbed in beige, taupe, brown & peeled mottled greys,
Standing silent, denuded sentinels of long winter days,
Weeping their dripping sad droplets, of cold icicled tears,
Instilling in the passing wanderer, icy & irrational fears.
Smooth & slender, or those of rough & rugged old bark,
Waving under grey skies & bending arms low after dark,
The winsome whisperings of their silent vacant voices,
Standing lonesome, winter trees without any choices.
With the shifting of sunlight & nature´s soft elegant turn,
New buds burst forth, birthing leaves of oak, beech & fern,
Leaves, sketched, painted & daubed, in a myriad of greens,
Now, twigs, branches & boughs, be-robed & fit to be seen.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “The Last Dance”
About the Author
Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.
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