The Mourning Light

The Mourning Light 

no sign of the sun
the morning is full of storm
framed by steel gray clouds

the heavens melt down
weeping angels fill the sky
shedding bitter tears

the mud and the roots
drown in relentless sorrow
shallow and hollow

restless winds of March
ruffle the raven’s feathers
ashes to stardust

sepia snapshots
the essence of life wavers
in the mourning light

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
March 5, 2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 52.13 Topic: Melt Down
Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate a line from a Pablo Neruda poem (The morning is full of storm; the mud and the roots)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a character from Dr. Who (Weeping Angels)

Secret Phrase Guesses:

This week’s pic
  1. Mad Scientist
  2. Kitchen Chemistry
  3. Weird Science
  4. Science Experiment
  5. Back to the Future
  6. High School Chemistry
  7. Test Tubes
  8. Wild Hypothesis
  9. Love Potion #9
  10. Crazy in Love

Topic:  Christine   Picture:  Christopher


  1. Sad tale here Kudos

    1. Thank you Christopher! ❤

  2. Always the way with words.

    1. Thank you sweet friend! ❤

  3. This one really speaks to me, sorrowful yet lovely and delicate somehow.

    1. Thank you – I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. Very sad – sending love and prayers of comfort. 😥 ❤

  4. The darkness bleeding into light. 8 points Earthling

  5. tylermyrth72 says:

    A very lovely darkness

  6. Dia Jae says:

    Ohhh! Nice!!!! I like your guesses too! 🙂

  7. dahliaramone says:

    Sadness, beautifully written

  8. likamarie says:

    Some days just suck the energy & joy out of you.

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