“Chimes” by Nolcha Fox and Ken Tomaro

Winds hurl chimes against the window.
Shattered fragments cut our losses,
bleeding time, condemning us to pain.
It is dark where I stand
but I can see off in the distance, a field.
I can make out a low fog.
There is no wind, no sound.
I cannot hear the wind.
I see its path.
Leaves and birds chime hello
as they brush against
the sun.
In the early morning,
the fog has lifted.
The field I could barely see
the night before
flows like a river melting to the horizon.
The birds and a gentle breeze
nudge the sun awake but not for long.
The sun awakes
and melts the fog.
The fields are rivers of green
rippling in the wind.
Wind, sun, fog,
the birds in a towering evergreen,
fields of grass
come together
a seamless orchestra,
a sunlit sonata.
Windchimes the music
for sunlit sonatas,
accompanying birdsong
in flight.

Copyright © 2023 Nolcha Fox and Ken Tomaro
All Rights Reserved

Nolcha’s poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineMedusa’s Kitchen, and others. Her poetry books are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net. Editor for Open Arts Forum. Accidental interviewer/reviewer. Faker of fake news. You can follow Nolcha on her Website and Substack. A review of her latest book, “Memory is that raccoon” can be found here.

Ken Tomaro is a writer living in Cleveland Ohio whose work reflects everyday life with depression. His poetry has appeared in several online and print journals and explores the common themes we all experience in life. Sometimes blunt, often dark but always grounded in reality. He has 4 full-length collections of poetry, most recently, Potholes and Perogies available on Amazon.

Featured Image: by Glen Michaelsen on Unsplash

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

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11 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. SelmaMartin dice:

    How beautiful. Lovely imagery. A lovely world. XoXo

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    1. nolchafox dice:

      Thank you, Selma! This collaboration with Ken was so much fun to do!

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      1. SelmaMartin dice:

        Loved the words. Xoxox

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  2. nolchafox dice:

    Thank you so much, Barbara, for posting this!

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      My pleasure! 🌺🌹🌷♥️

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  3. Beautiful. You took me there.

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    1. nolchafox dice:

      Thank you, Ken!

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    What an absolutely beautiful collaboration. I am immediately drawn in with both of your beautiful words. My love for nature was in full bloom reading this. So beautiful. Congratulations and hope to see you again soon, both of you.

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    1. nolchafox dice:

      Thank you, Joni!

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  5. michnavs dice:

    What a delightful collaboration of two brilliant poets.

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    1. nolchafox dice:

      Thank you!

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