In the breath of birth, I hear soft relieved sighs
When mother first hears her new baby´s cries,
Child grows, leaves home & mother sadly sighing,
With them, taking her love, leaving her inside dying.
Oh for those saline sighs, of ocean´s whispering waves,
And those I hear on sepia pages, of old ancestral slaves,
Autumn´s echoing breath, in the dying rustling of leaves,
As they bid saddened farewell to their mothers, the trees.
The slight breathing of breezes, upon winter´s damp cheek,
As entering deep forests, my old soul, I do desperately seek,
Oh for those sighings of wild iced winds & winsome lost nights,
Of lover’s sweet breathings, claiming their lustful dark rights.
© 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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