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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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Congrats on the win, Tanya! Lovely piece

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Tanya Southey

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

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Darren

    Congrats on your win, a deserved award.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on your win

  • 3 weeks 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 weeks ago

      by Tanya Southey

      That's such great feedback. Thank you x

  • 3 weeks ago

    by naaz

    Tanya, this poem is telling us how well you are doing in your 52 words 52 weeks challenge because it is Beautiful!

    I loved the last stanza.

    All the best!

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thanks so much. My friend who has been gifting me her street photography to pair with my poems on Facebook and Instagram has kept me so inspired.

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