soft grasses

portrait-of-maya-1938

“Portrait of Maya 1938”- Pablo Picasso

A wisp of air,
an atmospheric sigh,
intertwines in fields
of soft pale grasses.
a reminder of spirit
unseen yet always felt.
it is time to breathe
to weep and smile – relive
times not too far behind.

I see your eyes,
kind and surreal,
watching from clouds.
You continue to see
what you failed to live –
a dream of sorts,
on a breeze through
soft grasses,
a sigh from heaven

(c) 2016 rickjstassi

once dreamt

rembrandt

I had a dream my mother was ill
Optimistic and sure of elixir’s will
Soon, once dreamt, I witnessed twas true
I’ll say a prayer to comfort you.

I had a dream your illness grew grave
Sands in the hourglass surely be brave
Soon, once dreamt, I witnessed twas true
I’ll say a prayer to healeth you.

I had a dream my mother had died
Swiftly and certain old age had lied
Soon, once dreamt, I witnessed twas true
I’ll pray to God to welcome you.

(c) 2015 rick stassi