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Tom
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​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Tom » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:08 am

Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret



This thread is a call for new poems - they don’t have to be good, just newly written for this occasion.  

The topic is poems inspired by thoughts of summer past – of Remembrance / Regret – whatever spawns itself from this first line of thought.  

20 - 200 words, any style & format. 

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Colm Roe
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Unappreciated Summer

Post by Colm Roe » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 am

Every Summer is a regret.
Its warmth slinks in
slow and sexy
lazy days promise eternal....

and just when
our humid complaints 
mix and fever
it buggers off

we get what we deserve! 
 

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Colm Roe
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Lost days of Summers past

Post by Colm Roe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:15 am

I regret the apathy of them,
the reckless disregard of them,
the wasted days wrapped in assumptions
that tomorrow, would be
another warm day. 
We were always strong then,
the sun and I.
It still waxes bright
while I
wane.

 

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Re: ​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Dave » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:21 am

The boat is never at rest,
nor its mooring
which shifts nightly further
inland.

We failed to wonder
the first time our feet were wet
on stepping out the door,
now we look back
like ancient seafarers heading out
to the edge of world
not sure where it will be
or where we will return to.

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Colm Roe
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Missing the Dance

Post by Colm Roe » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 am

So often I could have gone
to the dance. 
All life was there, and
the ticket was in my hand. 
Paper thin, in clammy fingers
that clutched too tight.

I could hear the music,
knew it was warmer inside
that I should be there, but
outside was safer.

Tickets fill my scrapbook
they overflow, and
photos of that girl spill sepia
on a barren floor.









 
 

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Re: ​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Ike » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:11 am

Neanderthals' gaze
is gracefully diverted upward.
Facets of piety sweep the onlookers,
In a spectral tango, void of purpose,
Apollo drops the reins for Luna's Escher impression.
The chariot, rekindled, prompts the disbursement,
of spectators mumbling about routine
and their beloved eyesight.
I remain steadfast with an ache in my craned neck,
berated by unhindered daylight.
Hues coalesce one-by-one, all at once.
Sun and moon rest, blameless,
for I already knew their dance.
 

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Colm Roe
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Patching repairs

Post by Colm Roe » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:45 am

My life is a page of text
a collection of paragraphs.

But I've uttered words  
and sentences 
I can't retract.
Sleeping giants,
invisible to almost everyone, so
they appear, to an observer
as line breaks,
transitions.

Aware of their power now
I dull their legacy,
and my guilt.
I speak sweeter.

You can move them closer,
but paragraphs 
will always be what they are.

 

 

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Tracy Mitchell
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Re: ​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:45 pm

Beautiful writing, Colm -- you hit your stride!!
 

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Re: ​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:46 pm

Ike wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:11 am
Neanderthals' gaze
is gracefully diverted upward.
Facets of piety sweep the onlookers,
In a spectral tango, void of purpose,
Apollo drops the reins for Luna's Escher impression.
The chariot, rekindled, prompts the disbursement,
of spectators mumbling about routine
and their beloved eyesight.
I remain steadfast with an ache in my craned neck,
berated by unhindered daylight.
Hues coalesce one-by-one, all at once.
Sun and moon rest, blameless,
for I already knew their dance.

Love it, Ike!  The sounds are really special. 

". . . I already knew there dance."    :D :D

Cheers.  

T

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Re: ​​​​​​​Summers Past – Poems of Remembrance / Regret

Post by Colm Roe » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:00 pm

Thanks Tracy :)

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