Thursday, May 15, 2014

An Interlude So Brief--By Pamela A. MacBean--United States

Pamela A. MacBean

An Interlude So Brief

Sunset brings a day to a close
folding it's petals like a red rose.

Starlight gauzy drapes nightfall
softly in a silvery shawl.

Life's cares can be trimmed in goldleaf
if you breathe in
an interlude so brief.

Pam is currently battling metastatic breast cancer and is doing remarkably well. Some of her poetry is shared on Poetry For Thought and She has been published in many online and print journals, and has had two chapbooks published, Postscripts in Time and A Dalton View. In the Great Northwoods, a collection of poetry was published by Publish America.  She lives in New Hampshire.


  1. Hello, Pam - your poem and word painting are so soft like a lullaby with great and vivid imagery with its juxtaposition thoughtfully and with much forethought - cleverly placed. If we just look at the lovely blessings it can compare to being in goldleaf letting it soak into one's heart, soul and memory......... wonderful poem! Sheri /

    1. Wow, what an excellent and uplifting comment. thank you Sheri!

  2. Dear Pam,

    It's so good to see you already have a comment on your wonderful poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


  3. Dear Pam,
    Awesome comparison of sunset to a rose closing its petals. There is such a gentle quality about this poem and life itself seems to be "an interlude so brief." Sending healing wishes your way. I may be visiting New Hampshire this summer, flying into Manchester and going up to Meredith. You live in one of most beautiful states!
    Best wishes,

    1. Yes, I love Northern New Hampshire, the mountains, wildlife, etc., lots to enjoy. thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate it so much that you took the time to comment. Pam

  4. Thank you, Andrea Dietrich, for the following--

    Nice to see you here, Pamela. I've always enjoyed your poetry and this one displays beautiful imagery. Andrea

  5. Nice to hear from you Andrea. Been a long time. Enjoy your pretty poetry too. Hugs.

  6. Hi Pam. Thank you for sharing your work with us here at Whispers. An interlude is often a remarkable thing, both small in presentation but large in image and message. When reading your poem, I am reminded of the need for us to always find time to take a deep breath and rewind, taking our mind off life's woes. Nice poem. Continued blessings and I said a prayer for you concerning your battle with breast cancer!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

    1. Aw thanks, Maurice. Your comments are so awesome!