Victoria Twomey Poetry


when the world is flooded with light
the cricket sleeps and dreams of love
in the tall, cool grass that grows at the rim of the lake 

when the darkness falls
he awakens and journeys down to the shore
where he sings his one-note song of love through the night

sometimes you can hear him at the water’s edge
full of hope
calling out beyond the rising of the sun


there are great heartbreaks and romances
that go on in the wild places

they happen without you
beyond your site and hearing

but if you should walk awhile
into the heart of it

you will see how generous June
has grown deep green into her womanhood

how she adorns her neck in pink begonias
and carries her fragrant bouquet of purple Delphinium

she dresses the old gray oak in finery
kissing his brittle white bones with her leaves and blossoms

see how callous November
plucks away the old man’s coat, leaf by leaf

see the veteran of the December wars
shattered limbs and twigs at his feet

and then at last, young lady April 
with her ribbons and curls

her white gloves of melting snow
arriving not one freckled moment too soon

delighting the old man
with her yellow trillium eyes 

he feels almost young again
listening to her sunshine and bubbling promises


Victoria Twomey is a poet and an artist. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and online, including BigCityLit, PoetryBay, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Verse-Virtual, the Agape Review, Trouvaille Review and The Red Ogre Review. Her poem “Pieta” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


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