Ribs of Sunlight

Written for:  Sunday Muse #76

poem for elephant blog

“The Weight of Groans” Photography by Julie de Waroquier

Each rib of sunlight
that slants ‘cross
her naked back
is a groan. Times
she failed at lasting
love, time she was told
she did not make Juilliard,
time she lost her cousin–
best friend. Music
is life. When she plays
the room softens
to an amber light
of hope.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to Ribs of Sunlight

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice Sara! Music definitely has healing qualities for the soul!!


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    The closing lines are absolutely beautiful!!


  3. Lori says:

    Music softens a heavy heart and makes it light again. I love “Each rib of sunlight”


  4. wyndolynne says:

    Oh, that goes straight to the heart.


  5. kanzensakura says:

    This is beautiful, especially the last few lines. We all need hope.


  6. Truedessa says:

    I too felt that light of hope through the weight of the groans. Ribs of sunlight beautiful…


  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Strong interpretation of the image Sara— well written.


  8. Ed Rigg says:

    Music helps a lot . . . 🙂


  9. Vivian Zems says:

    A hope-infused poem -love it!


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