Lavender Ribbon

Lavender Ribbon

A Poem by MsJewel
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~ because I seem to miss her more today than usual ~

"

 

 

 

It was spring when

calla lilies decorated my bedside table

 

“To brighten your days and sweeten your dreams” you said

carefully arranging each bloom

before tying a lavender silk ribbon around

Grandma’s crystal vase

 

Always a lavender ribbon

to match the wallpaper

with the tiny rose buds

 

I had wanted the big yellow starfish

but you reminded me

“Little one, those starfish

will be on your walls for years and years”

 

So I had you choose

and we both loved the rosebuds

 

Almost as much as you loved the calla lilies

 

Spending hours in the garden

puttering

(as papa would say)

 

Hair windblown

the lightest kiss of pink gloss on your lips

and sun on your cheeks

 

Not minding a little dirt on your apron

(or the tiny smudge on your chin)

humming with the birds

 

Puttering….

 

Until the day you couldn’t

 

And though I try

puttering...

 

The blooms aren’t as vibrant

not quite as bright

in grandma’s crystal vase

 

Even among the tiny white rosebuds

 

But the lavender ribbon

is still tied neatly…

around my heart

 

Yes, it was springtime

when calla lilies decorated my bedside table

and days were brighter…

 

and dreams were sweeter


© 2014 MsJewel



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I love this poem.
It's such a great idea.
Nicely penned. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


I love poems like this!
Great Idea for a poem!
Well done!
Keep it up!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Emily :) Julie
This is a beautiful pen. I am so sorry for your loss, but the tenderness and love in this piece is delicately weaved with lavender ribbon. This is probably one of the most beautiful pieces I have read in a long time. Fantastic write! xo :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Those colourful blooms just don't seem as vibrant these days, now that special person is no longer around to share in the beauty and joy of a once combined, labour of love!

Emotionally penned Julie, with a reflective tear of poignancy!

Posted 3 Years Ago


A well articulated tale of blissful beauty admiration in regards to brighter days & sweeter dreams as a whole. The vivid thematic description of the calla lilies at the end was masterful. Great work again Julie. A ground breaking & creative write & read. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your very kind words. Your comment means a lot to me. :) Julie
We can only cherish the moments and memories after loosing someone :(
Very heartfelt and touching write ..

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you my sweet friend. :) Julie
Loss is so hard it only brings out its beauty in memory of past days. My sympathy for your loss.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Alfred. I appreciate your kind words :) Julie
gee Julie....I started crying, that triggered the wonder poodle to join in and we caused my little rosebud to wail a tune.....what a wonderful tribute to somebody very very special. now I really must dry off the keyboard

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Sorry for the tears Micky. Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
Bittersweet, you brought tears to my eyes, Julie, this was so touching. I just loved this one, it brought tears to my eyes.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

It is always lovely when you visit my page. Thank you for your lovely comment :) Julie

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MsJewel

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