east winds

broken by anelephantcant

broken by anelephantcant

east winds blow from frosted Alps
ransack the barren sands
spume driven from ignoble waves
futile as empty hands

breakers crash on broken steps
rocks and pebbles rumble down
tears crash onto broken hearts
wash the laughter from the clown

love’s warmth is only transient
like the Scottish summer sun
it all too quickly fades and cools
unhappy winter bleakly comes

the trout stand high on twitching tails
as the raiders bruise the waters
mindlessly spent evil intent
towards mothers and their daughters

trickles echo through the pipes
like a thousand voices talking
draughts creak through cracked window frames
like a thousand night birds squawking

Orion watches full moon’s light
harass fleeing coyotes
across the cliff top’s broken stones
and rain drains dried love away

he sees the swimmers through the window
limbs writhing awkwardly
he knows that he lacks elegance
no matter what black borders say

one stone sends ripples outward
as a smile enchants a soul
the next splash causes conflict
two halves don’t make a whole

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. http://anelephantcant.me/
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6 Responses to east winds

  1. Kev says:

    The water looks the same colour as the North Sea. :)

  2. emmylgant says:

    C’est tres beau…et tres vrai. Il n’y a ni amour heureux ni amour qui dure. C’est trop dur.
    C’est a se demander porquoi on y reve encore alors que l’on sait que, au mieux, c’est impossible, et que l’eventualite d’un sourire qui enchante, nous brise le coeur en mille morceaux a chaque fois…
    Ppfftt! Perte de temps.

  3. Milena Velba says:

    Can I share this on my twitter?

  4. Anja says:

    Beautifully written but is washed with such a sad tone.

  5. Al says:

    AnElephant has written a fantastic poem

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