Posts Tagged ‘Life’

Glimmer of the Harvest – a poem by Jeda Pearl

Jeda pearl's poems

2 min | Glimmer of the Harvest   Death weaves his gossamer, silken threads around you, splicing through your veins. His ragdoll eyelashes dust your cheek. He snuffles, urgent, in your ear – archaic, fragile babe afeard of what the dark may hold.   His scent, a glimpse of memory, half-woken – a molluscs’ secretion, it shimmers on your periphery.…

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For my daughter – a poem by Jeda Pearl

2 min | This poem is for my daughter and all daughters…   On this day and all days may love find its way to you and to all womxn. May we wait upon each smile, may we light up your eyes and celebrate your work, seen and unseen. May we keep learning from you,…

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Roots – a poem by Jeda Pearl

2 min | Roots I am a thistle Prickly on the outside Strong on the outside Defiant Defended   But on the inside I am thistledown delicate gossamer momentary Blown this way and that, you could crush me with one sigh   I am ackee Tough on the outside Bold on the outside Vivacious Distinctive…

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A world in cinders – a poem by Jeda Pearl

Poetic response - when your world is falling apart

1 min |   Sun-baked, it crumbles in our hands Parched cinders flee on howling gales The bitter taste sticks to our lips, burns throats and clings to salt-crust faces Through rasping breaths we choke ourselves   We grapple and try to grab one another Confused, dust-smeared fingers blunder, slip Desolate sorrow is yours and mine alone   Until,…

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When the world feels like it’s crumbling, try this

7 min | When an unthinkable tragedy strikes, our heart feels ripped out of us. There’s the brief numbing shock before it scatterguns home. We have no choice but to haul ourselves through the tough time and with tender, tentative steps, move forward. But when it’s a sudden collective experience – a horrific terrorist attack near…

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