bare of branches

Heather T



dappled sun masks pulseless veins

catch her shouldered corpses

the fiery fingers set the flame

her stunning molder

mocks the waiting worms

all her breathless lovers




of beautiful death

embrace the dark eventual


what is left


the harlot bares her branches

to eyes-wide biting night

where the crisp of bones fragment

beneath secret feet and lift

their dust howls in the truth

of autumn's moon


that cannot hide

below her scattering dress

this patient haunting

where their skeletons

moan lower

in some places




if you will dig me deep enough

you will find the moss damp

where I will only sleep

until panting winds

quicken me to twine

once more around your limbs


and rise


your vernal Lazarus 

  • Author: Heather T (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 1st, 2017 10:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: It's nearly FALL! I hope to catch up with all of you sooner than soon.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 123


  • WL Schuett

    Full of imagery beautiful dark and deep , cool poem well done

    • Heather T

      Thank you for the read, WL!

    • FredPeyer

      Finally! You are back with a beauty!
      Missed your fine writing, your incredible word choices, your imagination! Now this one has it all!

      • Heather T

        Thank you! We had a blustery, rainy day with Harvey remnants overhead, so my muse started whispering about autumn trees, leaves and branchy weirdness.

        • FredPeyer

          Hope you did not get any flooding!

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        • sue.evans

          Wow I bow to the use of such beautiful language!

          • Heather T

            Aw Sue, lol. I'm so glad you enjoyed!

          • Fay Slimm.

            Missed your incredible writing dear Heather but this re-entry more than makes up for your short time of absence. Great choice of image around which to scribe as only you can - - glorious imagery in every line.

            • Heather T

              What a sweet comment, my friend. You spur me on! I really like that profile picture.

            • dusk arising

              I grow verdant with envy of your wonderful woodland wizardry here. Beautiful.

            • Michael Edwards

              Stunning - and to think I almost missed it - a real treat to read Heather.

            • Goldfinch60

              Super write. Unfortunately by scattering her dress around means that I will have to pick up the rags from my garden.

            • Alf W

              I love the imagery here too Heather, and it took me into the depths of your poem.. well done!

            • Nicholas Browning

              This is fantastic.

            • Edward Charles McDevitt

              What an amazing write Heather! I love the picture posted as well which brought a total new meaning to the words you used! Thanks for sharing some of your deepest thoughts Heather!!!

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