Bury the Past

I turn the earth under the watchful moon

musty fragrances rise from life and death.

Cloudy eyes stare up at me from the ground.

 

Spring showers spit from the sky and cool the

soil, a cleansing of sorts; while worms mingle,

I turn the earth under the watchful moon.

 

Dig, dig deeper, down into the battered

past of circumstances and regret as

musty fragrances rise from life and death.

 

This shovel is a heavy burden to

hold.  I’ll wield it against the night because

cloudy eyes stare up at me from the ground.

 

dVerse – Tuesday Poetics where the host, Bjorn, asks us to write about soil.

 

For a way more seamless cascade than mine, check out Jilly’s, who absolutely blows my mind with her mastery of poetic forms.

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24 comments on “Bury the Past

  1. Singledust says:

    therapeutic it surely is, digging and unearthing, under the watchful moon too, i think i wrote something like this, again in the shadows of night. loved it Lynn!

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  2. maria says:

    Love that watchful moon!

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  3. Janice says:

    The cascade works very well with the rhythm of digging.

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  4. frankhubeny says:

    Digging into one’s past is like digging in the dirt. Hopefully there is a life-sustaining harvest that comes from the effort in both cases.

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    • colorfulpen says:

      I figured out how to get your comment back! I was going to say that when digging up the past, sometimes you get a whole lot of worms. And, yes, other times a nice, life-sustaining harvest.

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  5. a clever cascade with some very fragrant cadences

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  6. I do love how you used to turn the garden work into meditation…

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Spring showers spit from the sky and cool the
    soil, a cleansing of sorts; while worms mingle,
    I turn the earth under the watchful moon.

    Beautiful!❤️

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  8. This is delicious.

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  9. Darkly mysterious. Well written.

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