memories of feet caressing sand
beaches and piers, a quest
chasing shore birds
digging for treasure
building castles in shared dreams
sun shines too bright in my eyes
you walk with another
The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. In the seventeenth century nostalgia was considered as a curable disease, like a common cold.
Nostalgia is a longing for a Place as well as for a Time.
Sharing with Poets United – the theme this week Nostalgia.
a place to dream
fields catch the whispers of spring
castles in the sky
set upon a hill
eagle’s keen eyed defense
memories under stone
Photography of Castles in England and Wales
The prompt at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Castles
Closing her eyes
escape from the past
looking to a dream
to take her away
To castles and clouds
fields and seas
she ran to the mountains
all in one day
Rarely do I write directly about myself or the people in my life. Many of you have been part of my life for several years and in one regard have given me cause to persevere. Several years ago writing became my lifeline. My health was failing; I was literally drowning in a destructive marriage and there seemed no end.
With the help of friends and family members, I finally got the courage to flee from my marriage. It is sad when dark things come to the light. How could I have been blind to it? Not only do I see the light more clearly but also the black and the grays.
Thanks to each of you – your encouragement has meant more than you will ever know.
Photography and poetry copyrighted work of L. Moon 2012