a moment of life

high on a hill by anelephantcant

Click here to hear the poet read this 90-second poem:

a moment of life

there is a moment of life to remember
when we view the Danube in full flow
or sail once again into Venice
or see the Alps’
needled peaks draped in snow

perhaps it’s just another clear morning
when we gaze at the murmuring sea
and sense far off lands on soft breezes
and feel contentment in just being free

we see golden dawns and red sunsets
we walk hand in hand on the beach
our hearts find a new optimism
can happiness be at last in our reach

high on a hill stands a castle
invisible to my tear-filled eyes
until you point it out from over the bay
and I know there’s no need for more lies

red flowers seduce casual butterflies
cicadas play rhythm in the trees
your eyes find mine with no wrinkles
and my heart is unlocked with no keys

and then there’s that instant of clarity
as sharp as a brown-handled knife
and I realise you’re all that matters
and that this is a moment of life

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11 Responses to a moment of life

  1. Dale says:

    …and if we are lucky, there are many such lovely moments – those that happen and those we create.


  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful Elephant your descriptive language and rhyme flow so well and paint a stunning picture, giving this piece an ideallyic quality, especially when the speaker realizes it’s no dream, but “a moment of life”. I’m glad it was happy I was scared it was going to end sad. Hugs my friend.


  3. Ahhh … Elephant, you captivate me with your powerful words.
    I’m in awe of your descriptions as you travel through each experience.
    Never a moment lost to wonder, but feeling each element individually as if being prodded by another. A deeply felt poem for your many viewers to enjoy. Thank you for your blessed talent.
    Isadora 😎


    • AnElephant long ago learnt that the secret to peace of soul is to pause and to enjoy each moment as it happens and not just in retrospect.
      He is elated that lovely Isadora derives such pleasure from his words, and thanks her for the kindness of her own.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. emmylgant says:

    Love at last! Wonderful.


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