Souls in Leaving

A repost (with edits) from long ago on Xanga just because it’s the season.


Souls in Leaving…

Chill sunlight sparking off the frosty leaves,

As the mists like wraiths dance and float and twist

Between these rough and stately trees.

Souls in leaving,

changing colors in the freezing and gracefully flying away.

The leaves crunch beneath my feet,

the wind lifts my hair and whispers in my ears,

A familiar voice sending chills right through me.

I remember you and my heart stops beating.

The breath leaves my body and hangs there like dragon smoke

As in slow motion I fall.

Rustle of leaves on the ground,

My fingers in the pungent soil,

Soughing of the wind in the trees,

And the deep throated sigh of the sea…

Those are the voices of the souls in leaving;

I couldn’t hold them if I tried.

Gloaming falls and the candles are lit.

One flame lights another and the light so multiplied

Fills up the night

In memory of those fallen away.

My flame wavers in the draft and I cup it with my hand,

Peering into the flame

At some distant eternal summer

A breath beyond my touch…

But only for a moment and the moment’s gone.

I remember you.

Do you remember me?

About Ampbreia

I'm an ex-Pentacostal, ex-Muslim, ecclectic Agnostic with slightly Wiccan leanings. I am not affiliated with any organized religion or political platform, but I do believe in magic and all things wise and wonderful. I work as an admin in a calibration lab. I've published 2 books so far this year: Lost in Foreign Passions: Love and betrayal, passion and loss in the heart of an alien land (a memoir of my time as a Muslimah and living in Iran for a year), written under my previous married name, Debra Kamza, and Dream Lover (a paranormal romance, the tale of witch that summons her favorite character out of a Bewitched spin-off and the actor who plays him as well). I'm constantly writing stories and poems, thoughts and dreams, and quite a few opinions - many of which are not popular but oh well. Bite me. I'm interested in art, animals, the paranormal, and people. I love to dance, all sorts, but have been studying belly dance since 2006 and LOVE it! I love anime too and love dressing up and going to conventions. My writing runs the gummut of historical, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Beware: I may not be safe reading for work. Just saying....
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2 Responses to Souls in Leaving

  1. Such a beautiful photo and poem combo!
    And so appropriate for this month!
    Your words here stir my emotions AND my senses! I love when a poem does that!
    HUGS!!! 🙂


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