Monday, 23 March 2015

Canopy

A specter of sun,
Breaking through dark canopies,
Lighting roads once dark,
In the light all is too stark.
Shine through the canopy of my mind,
Bring light to deepest roots,
Shine on till the roots touch the soil.
Don't become too bright, don't melt, don't fret,
Rise over the horizon,
And never be swallowed by the sea,
Rise and Stay,
Like all of life served onto a tray,
Rise over the tree's canopy,
As elegant shafts of light in my mind play.

The long winter's night has been left to fray,
This long sought summer,
Please stay...


/* A poem out of place on this blog? Well I let Mr. Mayer do the explaining

45 comments:

  1. Summer will stay if we want it too...

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  2. Dreamy and hypnotic, both words and picture.

    Poppy

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  3. Tranquil words, nicely done.

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  4. Summer's dreams are fine. But now, more importantly, Spring has begun!

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  5. Words flow from the heart! To be so! :)

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  6. The longing of warmth is soon over.. Love the gentleness of your words.

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    1. The beauty still linger and fill me with warmth in this read.. wonderful

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  7. Looking forward to it ~ I specially like this part:

    Bring light to deepest roots-

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  8. I came to repay your visit, but more so to thank you for understanding my words. And find this soft gentle reflection that digs down to those deepest roots, bringing them the nurture they so need. But then you introduce me to a song/singer/musician who reminds me of a long ago friend who helped me begin my own journey. I listened to the song (even found a version that included the lyrics) three times and reread your words. All I can say is thank you from those deepest roots.

    Elizabeth

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    1. How eloquently put! Thanks you so much !

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  9. SuyashJ,

    There is a longing for the end of winter and the arrival of spring and summer..I too wish for these seasons to arrive and also, to stay...Poetic images with your well chosen words..
    Eileen

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  10. I agree--we all need the sun and warmth to stay :) I really enjoyed your poem.

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  11. This poem is really a beautiful metaphor. I really like the idea of a specter of sun breaking through a dark canopy (of the mind) and bringing light (enlightenment) to a person & then eventually out FROM the person as well ('rise over the horizon'). Really this is a beautiful poem...well worth writing (and reading).

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    1. those were the exact metaphors i was going for

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  12. Although I hate summers,... your words makes me want to wish that summers stay!

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  13. The advent of summer is a gracious thing.

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  14. Spring and the coming of summer are indeed lovely especially when other seasons are dark and gray.

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  15. Such a remarkable piece. I love how your words fill us humans with emotion and heart.

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  16. I too echo your sentiment "Please stay" :)

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  17. gorgeous imagery... yes, I am hoping this weather stays... so refreshing after such a harsh winter.

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  18. "This long-sought summer. Please stay." Beautiful.

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  19. So gentle and full of hope about warmth and light...please stay....I wish for you that it always does. Hayes Spencer is Kanzesakura

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  20. Night being left to fray is absolutely weep-worthy. Sighing.

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    1. ha ! that is such a lovely way to put it

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  21. This has a lovely dramatic feel to it.

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  22. we all are hoping the same as ice is clinging to my pine trees this morning

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  23. That canopy is always a lovely place to be in the summer to come - you create beauty with your words. Nicely done.

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  24. Summer will certainly follow but spring is to be enjoyed first. The greenery of the canopy is a blessing not to be missed!

    Hank

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  25. This is an uplifting poem!! Love the roots part and love John Mayer's voice!

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  26. love this yearning for warmth and light...beautiful..

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  27. Beautiful poem! Can't wait for summer and hope to remember the calm your poem left me with!

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  28. Ahhhhh yeah. I always have the feeling of impending summer at this time of year, its a given in Phoenix. Although I know the heat is coming I still love the feeling that it evokes in me an this is the perfect introduction to that season for me. Awesome write...I love it!

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  29. "Shine through the canopy of my mind"... I think this is a perfect image. It is what I feel after along, cold winter, the spring cutting through the thick growth. Lovely

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  30. This is beautiful and hopeful imagery: "Shine through the canopy of my mind,
    Bring light to deepest roots,"

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  31. The warmth is on its way & it will come to stay :) Great poem, brought some sunshine to my day.

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  32. Warming right down to the toes!

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  33. It shall stay! Stay forever. Beautiful poem!

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