Gone


1
At the airport gate,
waves of crowds bore you away,
petal in a stream.

2
In the car I found
your bracelet, clasp broken; now
all I have of you.

3
Fragrant irises,
the color of your silk scarf,
the day that you left.

4
Now you're gone, I would,
for just one more day with you,
barter this summer.
.....

10 comments:

  1. beautiful as always
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  2. Beautifully written.....you capture the feeling of loss so well

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  3. The cool and serene remembrance of happy memories still haunt the one who was loved, hope one day she will be back...

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  4. Anonymous9:26:00 PM

    Sam; wonderful moments seldom expressed by me are brought to the surface by your inspiring tutelage.

    38harmony

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  5. I love the form you've used, like a series of haikus, and a continuation from your poem 'Away'?

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  6. Thanks so much for the kind words...

    Short link - http://bit.ly/s4gone

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  7. Anonymous4:02:00 AM

    Did you return the bracelet?

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  8. There is no bracelet.

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  9. I would like to acknowledge 'Undercurrents', a print literary magazine out of San Diego State University, where this poem was first published in print.

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