So Long Remembering – a poem by Melissa A. Chappell

So Long Remembering
(based on an erasure poem from Germinal, Emil Zola)

Beneath
the deep blows
of winter,

the bent back
of the field,
so long

remembering
the wildflowers.

Now, now,
spring draws
near

the field
cracking
brumal

ever warming,
filled with light

whispering voices.
brush of a holy kiss.

In the furrows,
dawn

of the next earth.

.

Melissa A. Chappell is a native of South Carolina, where, along with writing and reading, she enjoys the outdoors and music. She has a BA in the Theory of Music and a Master of Divinity degree. She shares her life with her family and two miniature schnauzers.

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