Helenium The Society August 27, 2012 Poetry By Aubrey Henderson I remember vast fields of Helenium; Yellow, trembling, dancing with fireflies, In the fading light of nature’s atrium, As the storm rolled in; black clouds and thunder’s cries. And cried my heart from my rain drenched chest, For the loss of love which would never bloom. Yet the sweet smile of a child does attest, The demand of attachments to exhume. Sentiments empty, yet lacquered in gold. The cold winds of time erode enchantment, And life’s wasted fancy can’t be cajoled Into meaning when mortal joys are spent. When mud is washed away, virtue remains, Abiding, it dissolves temporal chains. Aubrey Henderson is a poet living in Utah. Click here for other poems by Aubrey Henderson. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.