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  mourning fog
by Sara Coslett
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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"mourning fog" (yes, I did intend to spell it that way)


her arms are stretched out
pushing the fog away
trying to see with her fingers
what her eyes canít
near the ground dense brush
reverberates a gentle green
occasionally interrupted by
thick tree trunks reflecting
a silvery sheen
and looming overhead
an invisible canopy shutters
engulfed in a misty white shroud
the damp air hangs around her head
as if stuck in suspended animation
she reaches up to push her hair away
now heavy from the dankness,
thinking that will open up her view
her deep curls feel kind of wild,
but not free
somewhere on the path
love hangs in the mist
refracting darkness and lightness
but for now, it too
is suspended out of animation
waiting for the mourning fog to lift

copyright © 2005 sara coslett

Photograph: Sun rays and trees with fog in Rhodes Estate - May/Jun '00
- Copyright © 2000 Gordon Richardson



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Reviewed by Helen Downey 4/2/2005
A great read Sara! The poem goes hand in hand with the photo. THe title is perfect...your words took me on a journey. Thanks for sharing!
Helen/aka ELiza
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/21/2005
Graphic image and verses complement one another to present a powerful poetic impression. Thank you, Sara. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Koty Lapid 2/25/2005
Lovely image... and very nice poem...
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 2/23/2005
Stiring to the soul....fantastic work Sara....good to read you.....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/23/2005
A mesmerizing write, Sara - and spell mourning any darn way you want to! Love that photo, too.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/22/2005
Foggy and mysteriously beautiful Sara!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/22/2005
Very mystical and fog does that too you. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 2/22/2005
Misty mystery of love. Excellent write, Sara.
Best regards,
Leland
Reviewed by A PAX 2/22/2005
oh Sara!
this is GOOD!
and the photo....wow
beautiful combo.
pax A
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/22/2005
Beautifully written with a mysterious mist to enhance your words
that paint vivid images...

Eileen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/22/2005
Atmospheric expectations.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/22/2005
I thought that was the only way TO spell it. LOL Like this kind of "heaviness" in poetry. It makes me want to steal behind the nearest fog-shrouded tree and just watch the proceedings. thanks for the visuals.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 2/22/2005
Hi Karla,

Thank you but it is just poetry. However, there are many things that leave us feeling sorrowful.

Sara
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/22/2005
Sara,

Poignantly moving--powerfully expressed mourning. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

i hope this is based on fiction--if not, I'm sorry for your loss :(

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