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Poem: Only Ash

The girl with ash-colored hair
Sits among the ash trees
Wearing the sun like a halo
As she waits for a train
Carrying her absent lover back
To see their newborn baby
Named Ashley after the old country
Where groves of ash grew freely

A quadrille based on “Ashes to Ashes” from SarahSouthWest‘s prompt over at d’Verse.

Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.


19 thoughts on “Poem: Only Ash

  1. Wearing the sun like a halo….the innocence here…the gentle beauty. My perception/read is that she is carrying the ashes back of her lover, to meet the newborn babe of their passionate love. A gentle sadness here …. and in the naming for the child Ashley for the trees, the ashes she carries.

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