The Hollow of God's Palm, a Poem

God's Palm

Light does not enter

in to the hollow

of God's hand,

the rain and cold came,


what Summer ever meant

did not come here.

a handful of days-

early on, forgotten,

already, bells chime no more,

only fireweed climbs on-

inexorable, too soon,

warning the lusty braggart,

snow comes unawares.

the wise give up hope

of warmer days...

they are far past now.

Gather your foolish rags-

Winter enters in

to our bones.

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska Author

Thank you!

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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

This is kind of hopeless and bleak. I don't think I could live in such a world. Everyone needs a little sunshine in their life.

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska Author

Dude, welcome to Alaska. lily

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

No matter the abbreviated summers and merciless winters I know your Alaska to be more than beautiful. Indeed light never enters God's hand. There is no need for He sources it from within. You are my beautiful friend and I love you. H

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska Author

I think you understood this one perfectly Hy, I'm not sad, just in awe of God's power, and it's sunny today! lily

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi lily, we have had nothing but rain this summer, so I totally understand! I love your poem, and as Hyphenbird said you live in such a lovely country, I have seen the photos on google, just being nosy! lol! and its glorious, wonderful hub as always, nell

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moonfroth 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

An excellent "experiential" poem, a crystallization of the dominance of the seasons in the North. Very difficult for a reader who has not experienced the wonder of brief warmth and the beauty as well as the struggle of coping with long winter, to fully tune-in here. So, though I sympathize with Phillydreamer's reticence, as a fellow-Northerner I think you nailed it.

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