LIFE AND DEATH / Poem by Maria Miraglia

 
Poem by Maria Miraglia
 
 
LIFE AND DEATH
 
I crossed the time
among mists cold winters
and sun-drenched mornings
observed the bule skies
where stars smiled at each other
from afar
saw flocks of birds arrive
from distan lands
and leave when the leaves
began falling down
admired red sunsets
and pearly sunrises
quickly following each other
and get lost
in the night of the time
new lives have crowded
the streets of the world
like multicoloured flowers
blooming in spring
and many peter their vital energy
like glowing candles
oblivious of their consumptions
in the very act of their burning
how many more the seasons
that will come
of how many of them
will I still admire the colours
and smell the scent
until the Angel of Death comes
and snatches me from life
it’s for a long time
his journey began
since my first cry
in the welcoming arms
of my mother
but
will his step be slow
or fast will he ride his black steed
 
@ Maria Miraglia
 
 
 

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