Wednesday, 5 November 2008


a poem by Lindsey Diacogiannis
23, October 2008

A beating heart pounds,
Like the rain on a tin roof,
A sad tear falls,
Like the sun at day's end,
A loud cry is heard,
Like the sound of thunder,
Emotion evoked,
Like the changing of seasons,

The body reacts,
Like trees to the weather,
A temperament shift,
Like a cloud coming over,
A cold shiver breaks,
Like the dead of winter,

A man, lost and lonely,
Like a bear without sleep,
Moans in the darkness,
Like the howl of wind,
Darkness drawing closer,
Like the absence of stars,
A bead of sweat seeps,
Like dew on the grass,

The bones ache,
Like an old bent tree,
The spirit restless,
Like the herding of sheep,

Finally peace comes,
Like the dawn of new day,
The body awakened,
Like the flower in bloom,
The eyes are dried,
Like tall wheat stalks,

A heart beat softened,
Like the wool of a lamb,
A thirst has been quenched,
Like an oasis in sand,
A face filled with gladness,
Like the sun's bright beams,

A man overtaken,
Like a soft breeze blown,
The changes that come,
When healing is done.

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