An Empty Garden

An Empty Garden

With empty hands and empty heart

He sits alone with his thoughts

In quiet reflection of yesterday

Now starved for colour and light

Holding only the memories

Of her pale and haunting face

Dreams are dust before the wind

Held within the heart of stars

Her eyes, so blue

Had mirrored the deepest ocean

She lifts her head, in her face a memory

A waltz across the boards

And shadows dance about the darkened room

Flowers blossom, leaves fall

A gleaming moon upon the pond

Golden hues and deep green waters

Groves in full white flower

Half hidden in the mist

Then silence, nothing moves

Sleep comes so slowly

The secrets of her soul

Slip away in the night

The light still lingers in her eyes

 There is a fragrance on the breeze

And in his dream

There is an empty garden

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6 thoughts on “An Empty Garden

    1. Thank you for this, I am very touched. I generally don’t do these awards though for a number of reasons – the main one being that I really struggle to pick the number of blogs to nominate myself. In the past I have done this and found it almost impossible to choose from the many blogs I follow- all of which I enjoy for different reasons and all of which are worthy of awards for sharing themselves with all of us. I have also experienced some unpleasantness from bloggers I did not select, which made me feel awful and kind of spoilt the whole thing for me. So thank you again, it is lovely to be nominated!

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      1. (:
        My pleasure.
        Honestly, I feel the same way too. This is my first. You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to pick the blogs I finally chose. They’re all wonderful.
        I don’t think I’ll be doing it again.


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