Withered Away – Poem

Withered Away – Poem
A poem by one of our readers, Grace Willmore. Are you a Budding Poet? Have your poem published in MiNDFOOD magazine too.


The wind on the sea

bore a strange melody

of an island that sings

out to the water.


Perched upon a headland,

overlooking the waves,

hidden under a blanket of cloud,

sits ancient stone on new ground.


A ray of light pierces

the shattered windows,

with dust dancing wildly

in and out of the shadows.


The raw, cold stone wears its past

of courtyards grown quiet,

silently weeping,

drenched in loneliness.


Over majestic peaks,

with rushing rivers, shimmering streams,

forever embedded, this faded place,

in earth’s timely embrace.


Nature’s masterpiece,

swallows up the desolate walls,

that once stood tall,

now withered away.


Stories hidden beneath bare rock,

as misty ocean spray,

crashes over them,

slowly washing them away.


As the days are chased by night,

a perfect stillness,

of sheer beauty,

forever whispers her sweet song.



Collinswood, SA


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