Tears of departure, NaPoWriMo day 30

Poetic Asides gave “ode” for day 29, and “after leaving here” for the final day.

Ode to the Tears I’ll Cry After Leaving Here

Or, AKA Lacrimae rerum
so silent and grave,
to eternity leading,
from infinity springing
and traversing the world;
Celebrating the welcomes
hostile of the earth,
The cold, loveless breath
of industrial mornings;
Triumphing over the colourful vanity
of painless existence;
Defeating the cynical snapping
of jaws craving hearts.

The tears I’ll cry after I leave
will erect their own temple
and memorial place
for all the leavings
I have
attempted, accomplished, or failed.

© 2011 Mariya Koleva

7 replies on “Tears of departure, NaPoWriMo day 30”

  1. Jingle says:

    Glad to know that you are in NAPOWRIMO,
    what an achievement.

    keep it up.

  2. Jingle says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to Moms in your family,
    Make a contribution to US today,
    You Rock!
    Love your poetry.

    moving piece, the title speaks a lot of what you are about to say.

  3. Lovely poem Mariya. Loved reading it.

  4. booguloo says:

    “…The tears I’ll cry after I leave
    will erect their own temple…”

    I know I have left temples behind. Nice write.

  5. Mark Butkus says:

    Let’s hope that they are tears of happiness.


    Mark Butkus

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