Cuckoo’s Tears

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do not cry and spoil
such beauty – you will never fade
into darkness and its glades
as long as there is the moonlight,
so weep no more,

nor cry for the death
of dew drops,
lying broken; coursing
into the earth’s
minute absolutes
hidden under harsh ridges
of ruddy sentiment
that somehow nourishes
all of the fallen,

rather, think good thoughts
that might feed the mouth
of an injured cuckoo
lying alone in the early fog –
tired and scared –
his calls go unheard,
the notes
blindly swallowed
by roadways and barking dogs,

he makes a tiny, green
eco forest shake
around him –
feathered by the grasses
quivering
in this other world, he is still
alone – abandoned
but still full of hope,

so place him back
into the fold, and then cry
once more
so that he can feast on
true beauty.

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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

14 thoughts on “Cuckoo’s Tears”

  1. Oustanding!
    nor cry for the death
    of dew drops,
    lying broken; coursing
    into the earth’s
    minute absolutes
    hidden under harsh ridges
    of ruddy sentiment
    that somehow nourishes
    all of the fallen, – that section read so smoothly and fit together perfectly, it was like i didnt have to read it.

    And the dogs eating the cuckoo calls is great too. Great poem ☺

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