Tuesday, July 5, 2011

There is Gentle Mercy

Cemetery near Charleston, South Carolina

There is Gentle Mercy

There is gentle mercy
At the raw edge of pain.
That to know love,
Is to know loss.
A quiet breeze
Across a sun-warmed cheek.

Word of the Day: diurnal.(adj) recurring everyday. Of,relating to, or occurring in the daytime.


  1. That was just beautiful! It gave so much mood and so much universal understanding in just a few short phrases. I don't know how you do it!

  2. "at the raw edge of pain" -- great description of something we've all experienced. Very nice poem that manages to address pain in a beautiful way!

  3. Very contemplative. I feel this one quite keenly, since my mother passed away just a few days ago. I can't wait to feel that breeze.

  4. Your poetry has a way of speaking to me that I haven't found elsewhere. Bravo, and thank you. Keep 'em coming!

  5. Bubba, I'm sorry for your loss. The breeze will come and with it, a gift of seeing things with new eyes. I look at each experience of loss in this way. Thanks everyone for your support.