The Blooming of the dead


The Blooming of the dead

As the sun sets on the horizon 

I trudge into a graveyard

To find a coffin lying open

To lure someone into its shrouded darkness


I see an ashen body being carried towards the coffin

Yet another cage to trap his poor soul

A coffinmaker disrupts this funereal procession

Only to cry out loud "This man couldn't even afford to buy a coffin!Bury him in the ground"

And runs away with his coffin


The dead man now nestles

In a cradle of dead leaves and moist earth

As the seed of time blossoms into spring

I return to that land of the living dead


A faded tombstone leads me to his grave

The grave of a man who lived in anonymity and died in obscurity

The human world doesn't remember him

But Earth's memory never fades


Sunbeams radiate from bowers of flowers

Colored deep crimson red

That sprung up from his earthly grave

To stage the Blooming of the dead



  • Author: Poetic persona (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 14th, 2022 13:02
  • Comment from author about the poem: It's about hope about lufe and death, human mortality and nature's immortality
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 24
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  • L. B. Mek

    an intriguing read
    thanks for sharing

    • thinkerbell

      Nice to hear from you... I really appreciate your poetry 💕

    • Bella Shepard

      I love to read poetry aloud, it adds another dimension, and reading this one aloud truly touched my heart and soul. You have truly captured the transient nature of life, death and the mystery of being human. I'm so glad to meet a wonderful new poet, and look forward many poems shared.

    • thinkerbell

      Thank you 🥰
      I too feel that reading poetry aloud adds another dimension to it.i am glad to hear you liked it 🥰

    • Jayasree

      Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.🙂

    • Paulette Reynolds

      The imagery almost suggests a dreamlike state of sleep - KUDOS!

    • thinkerbell

      Thank you for appreciating, dear poet😍🥰

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