zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Silent Fires Burn Bright


photo by donna ~ Fuller Lake, Cumberland County, PA 2010
Water of torquiose, blue and black
shimmering like ice slowly melting
in the late Autumn sun

Silent are the time worn secrets
hidden deep below the quarry waters
The smooth lake surface disturbed
only by the faint whisperings
of the undulating mountain air

Standing on the man-made beach
of gritty white sand
I see myself being reflected
in the cold lake waters

The unintentionally
mocking insult
oscillating and 
rippling through me

A dormant fury
beginning to simmer 
deep inside me

Do not hide
behind arrogance and pride
Whilst settling upon answers
to questions of mid-life 

If lacking the sophistication
of the worldly ilk
If speaking the language 
of stammering country folk
Do not be fooled
nor hold out pity 
For silent fires burn bright within me
I am stronger and wiser than you might know

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