Single tenor bell

Heavy carriage wheels

Drops of mahogany rain

hide melancholy and doubt

in the slumbering calm

~Sweet scent after all the tears~

The healing hand offered out

As silence through the streets

For this heart craves so much

Slowly the soul starts to heal

In the lines of your soft face

Written for Poetry Jam

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21 Responses to Bridge

  1. Mary says:

    Sometimes it takes a while for the soul to heal, it seems…especially if it is surrounded by feelings of melancholy or doubt.. But hopefully, in the end, healing will take place.

  2. brian miller says:

    the beauty after the storm…the wonderful relief once the healing comes…nice job on the form alan.

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    beautifully bridged….”Drops of mahogany rain” my fav lines…

  4. Gabriella says:

    How comforting that the soul can heal after such a distressing storm, even if te process takes time.

  5. Laurie Kolp says:

    Beautifully written, Alan… I just love it… especially the ending.

  6. Starralee says:

    This is beautiful, achingly so.

  7. This is very beautiful. I especially love your closing lines.

  8. That sweet smell.. yes only then can we start to heal.. when the storms have raged

  9. Donna Smith says:

    Love the healing hand…

  10. peggygoetz says:

    I like mahogany rain, Alan. And the bridge in the photo is such an English bridge! Thank goodness for the healing hand.

  11. Helen says:

    I am with Peggy …. The image of mahogany rain hiding melancholy and doubt ~~ really nice.

  12. Sara v says:

    Really beautiful. Those last two lines were my favorite 🙂

  13. Gillena Cox says:

    At the bridge verse the healingnhas already started, excellent. Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Much love…

  14. Rallentanda says:

    There is beauty in the lines of a soft face.

  15. julespaige says:

    Stopping by to say thank you for the introducing the Puente, which Blogitorloseit had at their place. There is much to be said for soft bridges.

    Thanks again.

  16. Wendy Bourke says:

    A lovely Puente. And once again, you have written some beautiful transcendent lines – your bridge line: perfect.

  17. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    What a beautiful poem, the bridge is my favourite line…bittersweet and almost puts the reader in tears too. very nice!

  18. I really enjoyed the final lines — finding healing in the lines of your face. Beautiful. 🙂

  19. Bastet says:

    Love the imagery and could hear the bell blending with the carriage wheels unto the healing.

  20. mrsminerva says:

    Lovely poem and very appropriate use of the puente form. The bridge links and at the same time differentiates both stanzas perfectly. Not to mention the message, which is worth bearing always in mind. Good job!

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