With Shallow Breath and Song

With Shallow Breath and Song

On night with school of art ablaze,

With shallow breath and turn of palm you call our names: stay.

You rest, then once again you say with whispered quiet strength: stay.

Soon, with dreams and hope of youth long past,

The fire hushed, you breathe the shallow breath.

Time is nothing but a moment spent alone or with.

Do not leave my reach, my hold of hand, my touch.

With shadow breath,

With mourning sound of blackbird song,

You close your eyes: stay.

. . .

On 15 June 2018, the Glasgow school of art was engulfed by a devastating fire, the second in five years. Here I write of the building, of love, and the parting of memory.

This poem forms part of the author's collected thoughts WITH AND ALONE.

  • Originator :

    Mike de Sousa

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  • Status :

    Free to enjoy at Public Art. May not be used for commercial gain. Copyright maintained.

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