Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Parting" (poem)

A prompt from Carry on Tuesday # 149

This week  I've taken the first few words of Robert Louis Stevenson's sweet poem My Shadow as our inspiration

I have a little shadow


 
~ Parting ~

A distant star, a song,
And morning dew -
That’s how little
I have left of you.

A weeping shadow of
A willow tree -
That’s how little
I have left of me.



Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

Image credit:
http://soulscent.blogspot.com/2011/12/willow-tree.html

12 comments:

  1. Oh, the nostalgia and tender-sweet pain! Love it.Well done.

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  2. It is so tender, sad and sweet at the same time. And you have made this wonderful play with the last lines of your two stanzas.
    Best, M.

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    1. Thank you for such a kind comment, Mariya.

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  3. What a sad and heartfelt poem. A beautifully written piece.

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  4. A soul toucher. Good and concise. Good poems have to have willow trees.

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    1. Your comment about the willow trees made me smile! Something about those trees, hard to resist them...
      Thank you!

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  5. Poignant and emotively written, gorgeous, Happy Sasha. :)

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