Harzi

Philippines

Always shocked when people actually remember her name •
Fascinated by neuroscience •
Plays a few musical instruments •
Loves windy days (and nights) •
Maybe a cat •
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Message to Readers

Kinda rushed. I hope you find solace in the things around you, like nature.

I'd also love to know your thoughts on this (be it violent or not lol). Lovelots!

across the country road, i grieved, but not really

June 22, 2020

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there are these flowering trees
along the sides of the country highways;
i never knew what they’re called, but 
their blossoms always signify my summer.
(well, what do i know?
every day here is of summer
as long as there’s sun.)
the sound of the irrigation canal
made me feel like i am living beside
an infinite river stream; my
neighbors’ caterwauls
are a resistance to oblivion.

oh, how it resembles my mind!

mama said the crimson-caped
trees that i
canonize during daylight are the
vestiges of the seared hill across our home.

i could’ve cried.

i thought they were the blossoms of my summer,
my awaited seasonal lover,
but, darling, no.

whatever.

i don’t believe mama when she said
they died,

because i think their fiery leaves are the photographed 
flames of all forest fires.
and i smile; they’re burnt but they’re alive.

oh, i breathed, very much like my mind.

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4 Comments
  • Currently Unavailable

    LOVE! AMAZING JOB HERE! XD


    2 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!! LOVED it!!


    5 months ago
  • Gabriel Goodwin

    This is great! I loved reading this piece through and through because of all the imagery used, especially when you compared the red leaves to forest fires! It was done so beautifully ack I can't! I also loved how you handled words here, which were succint and very poetic!!! I'M A FAN OF THAT IN POETRY SO THANK YOU FOR THIS!

    Keep writing! Have a great day!


    5 months ago
  • inanutshell

    love this! the imagery you conjured of country roads & the surrounding environment are so vivid. also, this may be just me, but this piece really reminded me of a song called 'gentle on my mind', based on the whole country feel & the last line of the poem. it's a really great song about nature and missing someone which i think your poem also does really well <3


    5 months ago