Loose Words
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Loose Words



A poem about deep rest and retreat

You have walked far enough
down the long hard track, my love,
with all its turns and precipices
and fast changing weather.
Now the world quietly calls you to rest.
Your tired soul wants nothing more
than to settle like a fallen leaf
into the frost-covered stillness.
Now is the time to make your den among the roots,
to tend the embers within,
and to…



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Caroline Mellor

Mother, top writer and author of poetry collection The Honey in the Bones. Poetry, prose and personal essays. www.carolinemellorwriter.com