"The Orchid Pavilion Gathering" by Yamamoto Jakurin ‘Lost in Thought’ by Marie Davids The Society February 16, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 4 Comments She sits in thoughtful silence, chin in hand, That old blue skirt hem covers her thin knees. Gazing west, the sunset’s silvery bands Lengthening shadows from the maple trees. The porch needs paint; its steps are all adroop, The lawn is overgrown with Queen Anne’s lace. The whole world passes by her front porch stoop. She marvels at her life’s a-quick’ning pace: What have I done and where has it all led? My husband is long gone, my children, too. Her rounded shoulders and her bowing head, On furrowed brow plain weariness accrued. So, lost in thought, she’ll slowly disappear In mem’ries of her past, both far and near. Marie Davids is retired, but works for a company that provides care in a community for adults with developmental disabilities in Sarasota Florida. She now resides in Ferndale, Michigan. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Joe Tessitore February 16, 2018 Very beautiful and powerfully poignant. Reply David Watt February 16, 2018 A lovely snapshot, with beautiful description. Reply Fr. Richard Libby February 17, 2018 Very nice and very touching! Reply Wendy Bourke February 20, 2018 A beautifully sketched piece with a thoughtful and thought provoking close. Lovely writing. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.