Over the Coffin


Over the coffin
three wizened hags burn incense—
long dead is their queen.
~~ ~~ ~~
over the coffin
a pall the hue of sunset—
army widow keens
~~ ~~ ~~
over the coffin
no moral judgments uttered
by the grieving band

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Over the Coffin”
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Posted on May 7, 2014, in 5-7-5, Sunday Scribblings 2, Three Word Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. how true over coffins there’s not time for recriminations only grief.

  2. A coffin is the equalizer. We all end up there or in an urn.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Or just scattered to the winds…

      On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. I am glad you used the word “keens”. This description of wailing in inconsolable grief, usually by women, seems to be less used these days.

  4. Coffins are curious places aren’t they..you explore them well! 😉

  5. ‘Over the coffin’ a phrase that makes one to be all the while cautious. Nicely MMT!


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