Sad Lullaby

Lullaby by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Lullaby by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sad and soulful lullaby
Mournful in its minor key
Rising to a hopeful pitch
Falling like a winter’s breeze
Something aching in the sound
Like forgotten memories
Pretty is the tune that plays
Lilting softly by degrees

Sad and soulful lullaby
From another time and place
Something that the angels sing
Redolent of long-lost grace
Of the moments it brought joy
Not the merest, slightest trace
Still its beauty is profound
Something that we can’t replace

Sad and soulful lullaby
All the beauty we have known
Taking us beyond our hearts
Where the wilder flowers have grown
Hummed first on a summer’s night
Something here that we were shown
Speaks to us of all we love
All the world we’ll ever own

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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10 Responses to Sad Lullaby

  1. Skye says:

    Gorgeous, Sis. Truly beautiful!! xxxx 🙂

  2. Lovely Helen, ‘Sad and soulful’ these words say so much.

  3. Wow Helen your words are gorgeous and hypnotic

  4. Noora says:

    “Sad and soulful lullaby
    All the beauty we have known
    Taking us beyond our hearts
    Where the wilder flowers have grown
    Hummed first on a summer’s night
    Something here that we were shown
    Speaks to us of all we love
    All the world we’ll ever own”
    …. I’m speechless.

  5. simply stunning Helen – made me all warm and fuzzy

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