Poetry from Fevers of the Mind Anthologies by Anna Nash : Smiling Thoughts & Swan Song

Swan, Lake, Water, Bird, Nature, Animal

Smiling Thoughts

You make me happy
In unexpected ways
Smiling at thoughts
Of Your smile to me
For all of this heart
You turn every key
Flowers bloom
How can I explain -
Your lovely laughter
Through streaming rain
Teardrop leaves
Cover the trees
In vivid display
Of life & Spring ~

Swan Song

Darkness
Then born on the 7th of June
A little too soon
Then Darkness
Through the bars of my crib
Darkness on the walls and the floor
Then the church
The little white church
Where I first saw the light
Through tender young eyes of my soul
Light on the ceiling
Light on the floor
Light all through the room
~Clouds holding Joseph's dreams
I looked up and could see them
His brother's sheaves
and the stars bowing down
to his The Light
became brighter
With each Holy Word
And I knew it was truth that I heard
History revealed very real
Then the tears and the sorrow
of Mama's broken mind
We were all so afraid she was leaving us behind
Anger and grief poured through us all
My Daddy, my sister, my brothers so tall
The waste and the sadness came crashing all around
and we forgot who we were
with each little sound
Sorrow
still locked up in tightly sealed rooms
Get back now
Get back now
You crowding out gloom
We struggled and we laughed
As our lives were all fraught
Just now gaining ground
reviewing what's been taught
The messenger
The master
the man in the moon
The stop lights
The bright sights
The summer sun at noon
And the rains fell, it fell down
The deep cleansing rain - Now it's all just invisible pain -
Shored up and batten down
hatches of hearts
Moving in circles
trying to find our paths
We will you know
We really will and then
The crying child will be stilled
She's laughing
Oh, look now he's running so free
On wings of the angels
transforming You and Me
The past gone
The light shone 
It's circling me now
Coming to terms
with the way we're enfolded in safe arms of love
So free to be tender
Shhh, shhh now - Don't try to remember
Just rest now dear baby
And don't be afraid your sadness is ended -
gone down to the ground -
nowhere to be found.

BIO from 2019:
Anna Nash aka diD Kaleidoscope is an avid reader, early influences include Yeats, Gibran, e.e.cummings, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rod McKuen & more.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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