The Roof On My World
Author: Capricorn


By day you dress
in pastel blue brocade
with appliqué
in white lace.
Your wispy hair
is clasped with gold
-- a crown
of shimmering warmth.

In spring you shower us
with tears of rapture,
then don a multi coloured bow
across your breast.

On tempestuous days
you wear a charcoal cloak
and throw illuminating arrows --
a warning of forthcoming wrath.
Your shouts resound
until the rage has drenched us.

At night, your garments
are of dark damask.
Your swarthy face
with silver piercings.

An ivory accessory
adorns your raven locks
with subtle beauty.
You cosset us with dreams,
repairing ragged edges
the day has frayed.

Without you
there would be
no roof on my world.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Sunday, September 5 2004, 01:54 am

Cap, this was absolutely beautiful...

indeed w/o him no roof for all of our heads...
this was such a spiritual and magnetic message your writing...HUGS/LOVE
barb ( -- Sunday, September 5 2004, 02:06 am

very good writing

Cap this is for smart people to understand my vocabulary isn't very big, so some of theses words I don't understand. duhhh I know.I wish my choice of words were wider but heyyyyy whay can I do.:))) good words and beautiful writing.
Megan ( -- Sunday, September 5 2004, 04:44 am

no title

beautiful , and a great selection of words . i love your vocabulary.
Martin Vann ( -- Sunday, September 5 2004, 06:16 pm

Beautiful Words, A Treat 4 An Active, Imagination


So, many of us will read this poem in so many different ways. This is just, mine; I can see, feel and hear, the thunder, of the coming storm. I see dark clouds, thunder, then lightening, then I see, as the the storm passes by, the ivory, silkeness of the clouds and the silver lineing, that brings back the light, to all below, who have been given life, by the rain and strength, from the storm.


Cap ( -- Monday, September 6 2004, 03:01 pm

Hi Terrie

Thank you so much for your kind words
Cap ( -- Monday, September 6 2004, 03:04 pm

Hey Barb

After everything you have been through, I think you use words well and wisely (besides I had a dictionary on my lap when I wrote this ~giggle~
Cap ( -- Monday, September 6 2004, 03:05 pm

Hi Megan

Thanks -- I'm glad you enjoyed.
Cap ( -- Monday, September 6 2004, 03:07 pm

Hi Martin

Yes -- that's what I like about poetry, it's open to each person's interpretation.
barb ( -- Monday, September 6 2004, 04:38 pm

glad you aren't angry

cap you are so sweet and smart too:))) your poetry shows that very good cap
Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by Capricorn


Poetic Dreams Other's Poetic Dreams Submit a Poem New This Week Forum Home

Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved.   No part of this website, including all pictures and written words,  may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without  permission of the original author of the work.  All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner.  All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail:  so the proper person may be notified.