by Tanya Southey   Jun 21, 2018

The owl came last night
it’s never been before

the sliver of the
waning moon
hung right
above my door

the moss had grown
beneath the rock
you once stood on

the gurgling creek
still moved along
the course it always knew

the dragonfly suspended
in the sky

the sun would set
the sun would rise again

the traffic weaved
the buildings stood

the ripple of you
had gone back into
the universe
the particle and
the wave

I sipped my coffee
closed my eyes
inhaled my memories
and found you in eternity.


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  • 1 year ago


    Welcome Tanya, I like your style, your poem brings deep imagery. That with your metaphors make you one after my own heart, and style of writing my poems.

    Added to my Favorites.

    • 1 year ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thank you so much. Really appreciate it!

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    There is such a grace in this piece and I am looking forward to you sharing more of your gorgeous poetry. I felt calm reading this, and there was not only the imagery but hope that this person, this aura, this presence will always remain on earth or in the memories we keep...

    You have a strong voice that comes through in your writing.
    Welcome to PnQ :)


  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    This brings to mind some people I have already lost, and I share your sentiments. I love how you captured that bittersweet moment of reminiscing.

    • 1 year ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thank you, they are physically gone but live in our heads and hearts, right?

  • 1 year ago

    by Megan Chapman

    Lovely poem Tanya

  • 1 year ago

    by Blank

    Very deep and beautiful imagery.
    Good write.

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