– Reflections –
Mists hang low in valleys soft
The sun suspended, brings the dawn
Creatures stir, send sighs aloft
Fields jewel-encrusted, sparkle
Nature’s joys in sharp relief
To inner turmoil, loss and pain
My heart it trembles, not with grief
But contentment, long-awaited
I see the beauty through Dad’s eyes
His artist’s gift, perception
My heart it lifts, my own sunrise
His smile in mine reflected.
26 thoughts on “Reflections – dVerse Form for All: Ballads”
That is a lovely and gentle tribute to a man who clearly inspired you. I was moved by this poem, and especially loved the last verse. Beautiful
Thank you. Yes he did inspire me – and many others as we are finding out, bit by bit. I’m very pleased you enjoyed it.
A beautiful inspiration gifted by a fine father – so sad to hear of your loss.
PS Your link directs you back to dVerse – I had to visit an early Linky to find you
Thank you, Anna. And thank you for the link note – I will amend!
Your poem shows the value of having someone in your life who taught you love of nature! It lives forever..
Thank you, Mary. He was passionate about this, and many, many other things. It does indeed live forever.
What a lovely remembrance and tribute! My sympathies for your profound loss.
Thank you, Marya.
What a fabulous, gentle ballad in tribute to a precious man – thanks for sharing it with us. On the form – it’s all there; the rhythm and rhyme (axax – the Stairway to Heaven scheme) are spot on.
Thank you so much, Tony, on all counts.
This is just Lovely.. and the loss of a father has to be so hard… My father also painted and draw. To have a few of his paintings is great….
Thank you, Bjorn. Yes, to have his art is very special.
love that you’re able to see the beauty in nature through your dad’s eyes.. that speaks of a close connection…and a great tribute to him as well
Thank you, Claudia. Yes, we certainly had a very close connection.
A loving tribute to your father who brought much beauty to your life. Sincerely and sensitively written.
Thank you so much.
The last verse is beautifully and just sears through me ~ To share his gift and see it through his eyes, a lovely tribute to your father ~
Thank you so much, Heaven.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad ten years go and not a day goes by when I don’t think of him. Such a beautiful tribute.
Thank you, Kathryn. I am so sorry that you have been without your dad for so long. They are still with us, aren’t they?
Thank you, Snaky 🙂
My condolences on the loss of your father, his talent resides in you and you have written a fitting and heartfelt tribute to I am sure an amazing man. This is very touching…thank you for sharing your words.
Thank you so much. So many people have told me how like him I am – and it is true in the good and the not so good! His major creative form was with paint and pencil, but he also loved to write. I am grateful I inherited his creativity.
A lovely tribute to your father! I believe that now you will see Nature in a different way because of your father’s love for it.
Thank you. Yes, I will.