Woman with hummingbird

I dreamt you were a hummingbird,

Your bejeweled wings a blur,

With eternal secrets hidden

Under your trembling feathers.

I prayed that you would see me,

As you danced among the gardens,

But you were swallowed by the sun.

I flung off my heavy shawl

And flew over these stone walls,

Searching for Elysium.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See 37.

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8 responses to “Elysium

  1. I love this poem Paula. The poignancy and longing so evocative.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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