sweep me away

Hello, my friends!

Not sure about you, but modern life feels weighty to me sometimes.

In some ways, daily life has been the same for centuries: we work, we play, we love, we die. Maybe throw in some brilliant memories along the way.

But what is different today is the ubiquity of information, especially via social media. We are barraged by images, stories, opinions that connect us to the greater world… and for some of us, at times, it can feel a bit overwhelming.

In these moments, I often think of the poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by WB Yeats… where “peace comes dropping slow.”

In that spirit, I wrote this new poem as a peaceful meditation on escaping to something purer and simpler. A deep breath of fresh air away from all the noise.

I truly hope you enjoy it. Please let me know your thoughts and reactions in the Comments Section below.

-PS Conway ☘ ☘ ☘

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sweep me away

sweep me away

feet off the ground

flee the noise, the sound,

the chaos of progress

away to the quietus of Yeats.

carry me on linnet’s wings

permeate me in pine

sweet apricot wine

imbued thus divine

in the essence of splendorous things.

coat me in stardust

lay me to rest in the dirt

from which i first birthed

herald me there

into the care of nightingale song.

10 comments

  1. A beautiful, carefree poem! How so delightful!! I loved it, although not my usual type of poetry. It brought about a real “feel good” feeling.

  2. The idea of returning to the earth from where you came somehow makes death seem soothing, like the image of being coated with stardust. This longing for a homeland seems to be ubiquitous. It makes me sad for all the refugees of the world who have to die somewhere completely foreign.

  3. I really enjoyed this poem … I felt the tranquility, looked up definitions and appreciated the rhymes. Not a poet lover by nature, but the first couple of lines grabbed me. Thank you.

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