Comments : Epilogue

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This is beautiful. Melancholy and beautiful.

  • 5 months ago

    by Megan Chapman

    Love this Tanya x

  • 5 months ago

    by Michael

    Tanya,
    a great piece of writing, with so much imagery, in a world wonderful imagination
    Nice work, M :)x

  • 5 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Ugh, I love your poetry! And I mean that "ugh" as a content sigh :)

    This reads to me like something I would find at the end of a novel, this excerpt, speaking of loss but of how the earth continues providing others and nurturing. I felt a melancholy tone yet also a gentle acceptance that us "being gone" is not a terrifying concept but a cycle. That the Earth will still be cared for. That hopefully, we will find a place of rest after we have taken our final breath.

    There's longing and an awareness in this piece, a subtle thought perhaps that we will return to earth peacefully, or that we will be remembered.

    • 5 months ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Oh thank you so much. It was written as I pack up my mother's home in South Africa, my sister had just left to emigrate to Scotland, taking with her, her daughters and grandchildren. I live in Australia. It feels like we are being thrown to the wind. Trying to stay calm and hold it all together. Some days are easier than others...writing helps though.

  • 5 months ago

    by Tanya Southey

    I don't know where to write a thank you for the win. Humbled, with all the good writers out there to be acknowledged. Much gratitude.

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Ive only just had a chance to read this... it is steeped in emotion and just beautiful imagery. Congratulations on your win...Milly x

    • 5 months ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thanks Milly xxx really appreciate the feedback x