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Hollow

Just a shell
crackling
bursting
in the cold

the wind
howling
through
the gaps

glistening rivers
running
down
the curves

ghosts wailing
songs about
yearning
for the light

moss growing
where once
a living heart
drummed its tattoo

ribs like
bare branches
swinging in the
arctic breeze
rattling
shaking
glistening
with frost

waiting for a
spring
too far away
too long in coming
too little too late
tendrils and roots
dying
one by one

Hollow sounds
unheard
unnoticed
forgotten
disregarded
lost from memory
in the silence
of the woods.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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Poem – just came to me….

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poem, poetry, life, love, loss, melanholy, dark, woods, sybille sterk, magpiemagic

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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Comments

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 3 years ago

    Shivers
    climbing
    up
    my spine

    fragile
    awe
    paying close attention
    love it!

  • Thank you so much Chris. :-) Love your comment! xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Melodyone
    Melodyonealmost 3 years ago

    Wow… Powerful and haunting poetry, Sybille.
    Your accompanying artwork is stunning.

  • Thank you so much Melody. So glad you like them both. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent work, Sybille. Certainly captured that hollow feeling. I particularly liked:
    moss growing
    where once
    a living heart
    drummed its tattoo
    wonderful image in this and ghosts wailing always deliver a chill. xoxo

  • Thank you so much Cos. I was particularly pleased with that part. LOL Glad you noticed it. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Margi
    Margialmost 3 years ago

    Gulp, I agree with Chris very shiver making:)

  • Thank you so much Margaret. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSonialmost 3 years ago

    GREAT…. to the point expression . lastly .suiting to the title..!!

  • Thank you so much Basant. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 3 years ago

    sigh
    felt this to my core
    which
    well
    yeah xxxx

  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) Means a lot. xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • DeeLishess
    DeeLishessalmost 3 years ago

    is this at all from personal experience? the words and picture seem so candid, like a confession: she’ll never be the same.beautiful work! instant fave!

  • Thank you so much Dee, not sure if it’s personal experience or just an overactive imagination…. bit of both? :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafalmost 3 years ago

    it seems that a lot of us have been down this road , greatly put into words ………………

  • :-) Thank you so much Olaf. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much. :-) Much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful and haunting write

  • Thank you so much Simon. :-) Much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

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