Thursday, November 19, 2009

One month in time

As a tide must return
A season will change
As the moon hides the sun
Nature alters and renews
As a raindrop must fall
Water dispels in heat
As the world becomes dry
The earth will crack and explode

As snow falls
Thick and deep
As rain drops
Thick and deep
As fire burns
Thick and deep
A moment
A day
A season
A year
Different places
Changing times
A moment
A day
A season
A year

As snow falls
Thick and deep
As rain drops
Thick and deep
As fire burns
Thick and deep

As a year passes
Not to be forgotten
As a season passes
Not to be repeated
As a day passes
That's seared in memory
A moment passes
That may, one day, return!


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As another summer approaches for Australia it makes me think about last summer and all the events that occured at the same time. The extremes of weather conditions still leaves me stunned. This poem is one I have been thinking about for a while and decided it was time to post it.

One of my friends asked me if I had a melody in mind. I did when I first wrote this and also it comes across when I read it that I still have one in mind. However, I neither have the knowledge or talent that allows me to create a melody that someone else could use. I am more than happy for someone else to do that.



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One month in time by Allison Brown is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License. Based on a work at allisonbrown.blogspot.com.

2 comments:

Poetikat said...

We're just preparing for winter here in Canada, but your poem resonates either way, Allison.

Allison Brown said...

It is wonderful to know Kat that you feel connected to this piece :-)

Though I do feel sad that NSW are already experiencing bushfires...