Clairvoyance …

When you leave

my withheld tears will fall

upon this temporary shore we walk along ..

the impressionable sand

lost to the relentless tides.

In storm surges,

winter seas will fling stones and sea-wrack

in my face:

When you leave

my withheld tears will fall

upon this temporary shore we walk along ..

this impressionable sand

lost to the relentless tides.

In storm surges,

winter seas will fling stones and sea-wrack

in my face:

no trace of footprints side by side.

The call of the gull will be carried on the wind,

plaintive with echoes of memories –

the heart’s imprints indelible … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Clairvoyance …

  1. JM says:

    Hello Marya,

    For sure, it’s a mixed blessing to tread familiar paths alone, when once we shared. But it really is a blessing! for, in a real sense, nothing is lost, nothing passes ; for doesn’t each memory leave its living mark which, at worst, may only fade to softer tones?

    Thank you for your lovely lines.

    (I’m done with Cheshire and its windy rains for a while now. It was a great holiday with all of three days of gorgeous sunshine!)

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Hello Jamie 🙂 That’s a fine philosophical point … thank you and thank you for your kind appreciation of this poem ….

    You might notice that the first lines are repeated in this version today ( which was the original). I edited it and restored my first thoughts … the repetition becomes an echo, too.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday despite the fickle weather but what a difference the sunshine makes 🙂

    A sunny evening here … hope it’s been a pleasant day for you in the Flatlands …

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