Peach pebbles

Even blood runs cool
in this veil of steel-grey rain,
the meadow grown so high
it can’t sustain the weight.

In this veil of steel-grey rain,
garden dreams lie rotting among the fallen peaches,
smoothed pebbles in the wind,

the meadow grown so high,
the tangles spread,
a net to catch the moon.

It can’t sustain the weight
of storm and night, and moon-silver flows
in torrents of peach pebbles, storm-washed.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

21 thoughts on “Peach pebbles”

    1. Thanks, Lucy. The John Drinkwater poem I posted yesterday is still going through my head. Have a look if you don’t already know it. I’m sure you’ll like it — Moonlit apples.

  1. Amazing imagery. So unique a voice expressing the richness of life.
    Love your words,

    “moon-silver flows
    in torrents of peach pebbles, storm-washed”
    Well penned, Jane

  2. Your poem is like waking up and remembering pieces of a dream… I really like that you repeated the lines in the first stanza as the first lines in the following stanzas.

    1. Thank you! It’s a form called a trimeric that I met a few weeks ago. I like the repetition of the lines, the way it keeps an idea running even though the context changes.

  3. Melancholy and soothing all at once. I love the imagery of the net to catch the moon. The Oracle sent me to the sea. She’s got water on her mind. (K)

  4. Beautiful. I love the image of that flowing moon-silver.
    We had rain and thunderstorms yesterday and last night, and we may have more later today, but the Oracle knew that here we were in-between. I have to read Kerfe’s now–it sounds like mine is the bridge between both of yours. 😀

    1. Thank you 🙂 Our brief bit of sunshine ended yesterday too. It’s hot and heavy in between downpours and more storms on the way. Weather’s up the creek.

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