TSM 195 — Sorrow’s folded wings


Wings, adapted to rise in tempest’s
tantrums or tears, have folded, dull
with thin wisps of extinguished love.
Red candle aflame shone with heat;
yet physic’s lessening, fate’s decree.
Darkened room fades into shadow,
left only with sorrow’s chill gleam.

Photograph by Anita Sedberry
at Harold Ross Fine Art Photography.

Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    First of all, that title is exquisite! This holds such a sadness, but it is absolutely beautiful Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed this one, Carrie. Thank you for the lovely image to write to.

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  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    The title is brilliant, the words so somber and sad!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Beverly. Thank goodness the white of the snow brightens winter up or it would have been even more somber 🙂

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  3. Beautiful imagery Lisa!
    ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy 🙂

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      1. You’re so welcome! ❤️

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  4. Helen Dehner says:

    Sorrow’s chill gleam …. what an amazing visual!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Helen.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I like the way you placed the red candle in the center of the poem to reflect the candle’s placement in the painting. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the feedback, K 🙂

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  6. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Li. Very touching.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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  7. fireblossom32 says:

    Well crud.

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  8. Sherry Marr says:

    I really like this poem, especially the two closing lines.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sherry.

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  9. wyndolynne says:

    Evocative and weighted with endings.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good description of it, Wyndolynne, thank you.

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  10. Carol anne says:

    wonderful poem ❤ loved it! Really relatable!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you, Carol anne.

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  11. Jim says:

    Sorrow chills a lot but generally, like yours, waits until fate has put out the flame. Sad, but nicely written. I think this picture bodes sadness, several, including me, have gone the sadness route.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim totally agree that’s a sad image. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  12. qbit says:

    “physic’s lessening” – nice nod to entropy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      q, thanks. much appreciated.

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  13. Love this poem, and its amazing title, Lisa. “sorrow’s chill gleam”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, very happy you enjoyed the poem and title, thank you.

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  14. Syl says:

    So powerful.
    And the title is perfect in line with your poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Syl, thank you and glad you enjoyed the poem and title.

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  15. Gillena Cox says:

    Wow! The title is enchanting. Sorrow is so deeply felt in your words. Bravo

    Much love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena, yes it is, and more in midwinter than most times 😦

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  16. Sumana Roy says:

    “thin wisps of extinguished love” Such a beautiful expression! The whole poem is deeply felt from the title to the end.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sumana, I’m glad you connect with the poem, thank you for your kind words.

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  17. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Darkened room fades into shadow,
    left only with sorrow’s chill gleam… really like that Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you. Thank goodness snow is white or winter would be really grim!

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  18. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Ah…extinguished love, fate’s decree, and sorrow’s chill gleam. What more can one say about marriage than that? lol. Just kidding. Kinda. Still… beautiful imagery. The lyricism flows…..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Stacey, when marriage was invented average life expectancy was 30. I rest my case. lol. Thank you and glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  19. selizabryangmailcom says:

    You’re welcome.
    And, yes, rest your case. Perfectly stated, lol ! !

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  20. i can really feel the chill in this one, moved right thru me. very well written

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sorry to chill you. Thank you.

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