Refuge

by Tanya Southey   Nov 21, 2018


It was long ago
and memories now
lie within a hush
of petals fallen
to the ground
to nourish the
earth hungry
for beauty

It was long ago
and the music
plays a scratchy
memory of a
needle on a
record going
round and round
to a favourite tune

It was long ago
and it is now
and needing refuge
I fall asleep with my
head on your shoulder
only the stars between us
can say you are not gone

© Tanya Southey
#52words52weeks

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  • 1 month ago

    by Darren

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    This is a simple poem elegantly written. I have chose this as my 4 pointer because it is a great example of flow. It reads beautifully and has a calming tone. There is enough imagery to make it interesting and the poem forces a smile at its conclusion. I just loved the whole pace of this. Very calm and relaxing.

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Congrats on the win, Tanya! Lovely piece

    • 2 months ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Oh, wow! Thank you, I was not expecting this :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Darren

    Congrats on your win, a deserved award.

  • 2 months ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on your win

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Your poetry always flows with a sort of gentleness that puts me at ease. I felt yearning and also a comfort we draw for holding those memories close, knowing what will never be fully forgotten.

    • 2 months ago

      by Tanya Southey

      That's such great feedback. Thank you x

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