Poem: “Don’t be Gloomy…”

Don’t be Gloomy…

Don’t be gloomy, we could be
As cheerless falling from the tree,
Scarlet, crimson, dark of gold
Rich with browns of autumn mold

Let the wind swing out, detach
The wings of us the earth to catch,
Do not grieve or boast thereof,
It is more colorful to love

We are born to bring a sign
That life with death has been aligned
And both compel the eye to see
That we are you and you are we

October 14, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."