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Nature Comforts

Today’s challenge at Real Toads is to write a poem that makes use of the pathetic fallacy, providing human emotion and  behavior to nature.

full moon

Moon stares, unblinking,
at lone figure by graveside
while sad winds whisper
the nature of her grief;
Earth swallowing her love,
reclaiming the physical,
a return to its origin.
His soul free from disease
rides the night winds
to twinkling stars high above
smiling down to ease grief;
she rises, looking to night sky,
somehow comforted, less alone.

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17 thoughts on “Nature Comforts

  1. Lovely story specially the part of his soul free from disease, riding the night winds ~ Such a comforting night it turns out to be ~

  2. Nature does bring comfort–the feeling of her healing medicine is very strong in this Teresa–I don’t know if your MJ was in your mind or something else, but I felt loss, then its remission in the stars looking down, spirits freed.

  3. Very much a poem full of our assigned pathetic fallacy. Each usage is so natural, some are quite common. I felt for the lady now alone. I am glad you started with the moon, stable and unblinking. It surely was a big comfort.
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  4. I love the connection between the beautiful photo and the feeling of your poem, and how you zoom in on the grieving woman and back out again. Brilliantly penned!

  5. This is very beautiful and, as Kathryn remarks, comforting. I am thinking of a friend who recently lost her husband….this poem would comfort her, I think.

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