Darkness and depth of despair
Arrested with hope
Rising above all else
Know my soul, Divine one
Now you have my heart
Every touch helps withstand all
Silence is a brief reflection
Song gives rise, even in winter
Over and over
Forever and ever
With leap of faith, wings spread
Increments of dreams released
Now my journey continues
Truth for me to acknowledge
Every miracle and lesson significant
Reaching and speaking from within
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011
Using “Darkness of Winter”, this is my first attempt in writing an Acrostic Poem — a series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters when taken in order spell out a word, phrase, or message.
Each week Carry On Tuesday will publish either a famous quotation or a line from a book, song or poem and invite you to Carry On where words stop. You may use some of the words or all of them either at the start of your piece or within the body of your work.
“There’s a chill in the air. This week I’ve found a seasonal poem by Edward Kofi Louis – it’s called Dark Winter Blues. The first line starts with the following words:
The darkness of winter…..
Use them as part of your poem or story …”