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She Gathered Lilacs, for Beth

She Gathered Lilacs, for Beth

She gathered lilacs
And arrayed them in her hair;
Tonight, she taught the wind to be free.

She kept her secrets
In a silver locket;
Her companions were starlight and mystery.

She danced all night
To the beat of her heart;
With her tears she imbued the sea.

She hid her despair
In a crystal jar,
And never revealed it to me.

She kept her distance
As though it were armor;
Gauntlet thorns guard her heart like the rose.

Love!-awaken, awaken
To see what you’ve taken
Is still less than the due my heart owes!

Originally published by The Neovictorian/Cochlea



Poem She Gathered Lilacs, for Beth - Michael Burch