Thursday, September 25, 2014

Esprit De Corps--By Pamela A. MacBean--United States

Esprit De Corps

Maple leaves swirl around the forest
like scarlet letters whispering doom,
severed from the spring of their youth,
the summer of vitality,
the lifeblood of association.
Set adrift one by one to fall.

But while laying at the feet of their matriarch,
they know that soon an ermine cloak of snow
will swaddle them gently as they fade,
crumbling back into earth.

When the icicles weep at winter’s passing,
seedlings will drink cold tears
and rise to clothe the naked ground
with tender tendrils spreading resurrection.

Pam is currently battling metastatic breast cancer and is doing remarkably well. Some of her poetry is 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, welcome to this Whispers venue. Your poem speaks of all of life and how each part has its time span in this finite. I love the imagery, too - very creative! Sheri /

  2. Hi Pam. I enjoyed reading and meditating upon your poem. Nice work. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Dear Pam: such wisdom in this beautiful poem. Your imagery is amazing..Wonderful to read your words again, Blessings always,, SuZ

  4. Such a wonderful poem the best I've read for some time. I love the artistic feel and flow, and the lovely wording. your talent jumps from the page well done. best wishes. Pete. Excellent.

  5. WOW! Pam this is a really picturesque poem so well written and artistic. I so much loved the imagery and your talent is amazingly evident. Welcome to Whispers. I am really looking forward to reading more of your poems.

  6. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Excellent use of language tells of nature dramatically with fascinating symbolism.