ADIEU

From the Early Poems Collection circa early 70s

G. D. Williams © 2014
G. D. Williams © 2014

As I drove along the mountain roads,

I beheld the morning fog

rising from the dew-touched slopes.

The scene brought memories to my mind of lost days in time.

Memories, pleasant and tart, reality’s raindrops.

It was spring as we roamed the mountains.

Our hearts were touched by spring’s renaissance.

Love petals covered our eyes.

We were happy…

We beheld the buttercups and lilies

dancing in the mountain breezes.

We saw the various birds

soaring above the ancient trees.

All seemed alive and glorious to our clouded sight.

Spring passed to summer…

County fairs and carrousel rides…

Travel and adventure…

We were happy…

Summer fades to fall…

I watched as she raked the multi-colored leaves.

Her hair, sable and rich, danced in the gentle wind.

Running through falling leaves

and

Sitting around harvest fires…

We were happy…

Autumn gave way to winter…

As I walked out the door,

she struck me with a snowball

and

fell to the satin ground laughing.

We played,

rolled,

and

lied in the snow.

Drying out by the cedar fire

and

Drinking hot chocolate in wool blankets…

We were happy…

Winter: a time of change,

decay,

death, cold death…

Before spring came again,

she was no more…

Her life had escaped the mortality of earth.

Sudden,

swift,

unavoidable death, cold death…

Death

the enemy with a ravishing appetite

an ending to the play of life

the unmerciful separator of love

Winter and Death

counterparts in time

friends in nature

antagonists to man

She was lovely

like nectar in sunlight.

She was beautiful

like moonbeams at night.

Now she is gone forever…

Dust…

Memories…

Pictures…

Gone forever…

forever…

Adieu,

my love,

adieu…

G. D. Williams  © 2014

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