Were It True…..Spring/Easter ’98


The frozen secret whispered in ice bound nights
Of scented promises
Beguiles the latent senses.
Were it true, the sleeper would awaken in bloom,
And fill the heavy air with song;
Weave a wildflower tapestry
upon her magic loom,
And strike the tone of Spring
Upon her golden gong.
Were it true, and all those green promises kept,
The barren fields would sprout in bold array,
And all the stirrings which had slept
Would rise and laugh the cold away.
Were it true, and all the lifeless thoughts were swept
Beneath a flowered carpet,
that frozen secret of ice bound night
Would grant my soul its full delight!
That scented promise of Life anew
Would reawaken me as well…
Would green me, like the spring,
Were it true.

j.j. marino


About j. j. marino

As a creaky & cranky a-social agoraphobic anchorite, living in seclusion in the Great North Woods & keeping centered by the Power of the Written Word, a blog would seem to be a fat pitch in my strike zone.

Posted on April 8, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. barbarasimila

    Beauty. Beauty. …the scented promise…/ would green me like the spring / were it true

    Ah, ‘promise me, promise me / of that which of I’ve witnessed/ be true’

  2. barbarasimila

    Why do I always leave ‘addendums’ to your work? HUH? I feel deepwater.

  3. barbarasimila

    Like Soul Family? What a friggen’ ridiculous term. Transposed: one with whom you share a strong affiliation, because of association in past lives. I do in fact think karma/reincarnation make perfect sense. Otherwise we are meeting in the Field of the Multiverse. Take your pick.

  4. Kinship…I think we’ve haunted & hunted the same fjords & forests, you & I.

    It’s my understanding that everything happens at once…it has happened all at once, it is happening all at once, it will happen all at once.

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