Your Poem on the Wind #poetry #loss #photography


sandpipers
Finger traces words
pages escape in the wind
poetry never dies
*
I clasp the memories
near to my heart
those warm days
and you and I
chasing shore birds
we dance in the sea-foam
our laughter joins with the sea’s chorus
“come frolic with us in waves of eternity
just beyond the sun”
A tear muddies the poem
the one you wrote
of your love
tied in a bundle
with so many others
invisible fingerprints
caress the ribbon
that has untied your sentiments
too many times to count
brown and brittle are the pages now
a piece breaks off
and is caught by the breeze
I scorn its warm glow
it too wants a bit of you
finally I crumple your treasures
to brown papery dust
setting you free for the last and final time
a silent petition I raise:
“let me join you
to frolic in the waves of eternity
just beyond the sun”
sun and wave foam
 This poem is inspired by Anna Akhmatova a woman who knew the glow and loss of love.
Today at Poet’s United Midweek Motif the theme is “A Woman’s World.” One thing women have long known is the value of love and the weight of loss and yet we endure.
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15 thoughts on “Your Poem on the Wind #poetry #loss #photography

  1. A beautiful contrast and yet sense of unity between women flows through your two poems this week…poetry never dies..like hope and imagination..wherever we may find ourselves

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  2. a piece breaks off
    and is caught by the breeze
    I scorn its warm glow
    it too wants a bit of you

    This poem made me think of Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera for some reason–haha–the archetype of yearning and surviving you built in to this poem. Thank you, Leslie.

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