‘A Season of Youth’ by Doug Thornton of France The Society February 27, 2013 Poetry The simple fruit the body once begot To please the supplicating year’s poor sky, Who pleaded tearful, nor did have a plot For bare escapes the heart could dignify, Lived and lost against the winter season The final nutrient from tastes divine; Lost and lived to seek a higher reason How loss may give if loss may life define. Yet if emptiness be the better cure For living by a heart that lives outside, Fulfillment be made of some knowledge pure When the loss is staved by powers untried. For tried again, life asks a better word, And speaks of loss what loss may speak absurd. Douglas Thornton is a poet and English teacher living in France. 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new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.