Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘Elderberries’


On the way to the cemetery, late summer gravel road, fine covering of dust layers chicory, Queen Anne’s lace. We search for angels sent to graves too soon. Clamber up smooth granite tombstones in the shade of old oaks saluting the Underhills, Ackleys, Shumways. The grass under our feet is dry, reserved.   We try not to yell as we cannon ball off headstones, rising out of the quiet, rectangular […]

Continue Reading →