Consumed moon disappears on a sunlit ocean
Yellow dreams of mermaids singing in the surf
Solitude’s wish of winter past… walking with daddy
Painted mirth merged in gouged footprints in the sand
Skulls of saints crushed and ground into nature’s delight
Today at d’Verse, Linda introduced us to Samuel Greenberg, American Poet.
“Samuel Greenberg died of tuberculosis in 1917, at age 23. His childhood was spent in poverty on the Lower East Side of New York City. After leaving school at 14 to begin working, he became ill and spent his final years as a patient in several charity hospitals where he did most of his writing.” https://logopoeia.com/greenberg/index.html
Linda gave us a list of descriptive words from “The pale Impromptu” and asked us to pick five of them and write a poem in any form. The photo was my muse. I took it a couple of summers ago and it has been waiting for this poem! The five I chose start each line of the poem and are in italics.
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