The Grace of May


It was long into the day
Before I noticed the flaming sun
Had turned my withered sod
Into a golden acre

Giant pillows above
Rests on dazzling blue sky
Suddenly whatever I thought
Yesterday— today—wasn’t true

It takes a trail of tears
To lead one back to a brilliant aurora

Where you may see a lazy housewife
Someone sees a princess
Who is becoming a Reine des Glace
Enduring Jack ice and Blue Fire prompt is “purple patch”. Gather a handful of random seeds and sow them into your imagination and see what blossoms!

From the list given I used…Blue Fire, Jack Ice, dazzling blue, trail of Tears, Reines see Glace, lazy housewife, princess, audits and golden acre.

I also posted this in With my May poems. 2 in 1. Why not.

Writing this after a sorrowful day of suddenly losing a very dear friend and writing mentor. I did not even notice the morning. So thank you Sarah. Your prompt fit  well.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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20 Responses to The Grace of May

  1. This is a magnificent line: “It takes a trail of tears / To lead one back to a brilliant aurora”

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  2. So sorry to hear about your friend. This is such a strong line:
    It takes a trail of tears
    To lead one back to a brilliant aurora

    I hope it’s true for you.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how it takes a trail of tears to lead to the brilliant aurora.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Nice response to the prompt. JACK ICE seems like a Minnesota phrase for freezing slush.

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  5. Truedessa says:

    It does take a trail of tears to lead us to the blue light


  6. gillena cox says:

    That trail of tears caught my attention
    Happy Tuesday


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  7. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice poem Mary! Sorry for the loss of your friend!

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  8. kim881 says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend, Mary. The ‘trail of tears’ does fit well in your time of sorrow. I love the opening lines with the flaming sun turning withered sod Into a golden acre.

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  9. Vandana says:

    Life is like this and we have to move ahead.

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  10. Those trail of tears is a path we rather not walk, but I hope there is light in the end.


  11. memadtwo says:

    I like especially the contrast in the last line. (K)


  12. I really like your image of clouds as giant pillows


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