Where Once We Wandered

Where Once We Wandered

A Poem by MsJewel
"

~ a heartprint ~

"

Better by far you should forget and smile

than that you should remember and be sad…Christina Rossetti

 

         

 

 

Of golden days on sunlit shores…

                                the footprints

                       where once we wandered

 

Your face fades as another May

finds me upon uneven shores

searching to fill the hidden place

that called to you a thousand times

hazy among the ocean’s roar

 

Where visions of an early summer

pales in the wake of rising tides

over rocks

                                  and sand

                                                 and memories

of lovers strolling warm together

 

With toes curled in the silken sand

in youthful waters gentle flow,

now swept away from tender shores…

in soft whispers without regret

only smooth words  winging hopes and dreams

                                     like butterflies painted of spring

 

And yet this place still shelters me

and seems to leave me with a smile

a safe haven where yesterday

will ebb and flow upon the tide

carving with time, the sun warmed rocks

much like my heart,

                                       or could it be

scarred to long, etched too deep

for footprints

                                  where once we wandered


© 2015 MsJewel



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Memories ebb and flow, come ashore sweeping the present away, and then washing back out to sea, leaving the ghost of their presence behind. You have etched them beautifully, carving their echoes in words that resound for all to hear.

I love how words just sing: "sunlit shores, "face fades," "lovers strolling," and "silken sand."

One small correction: "scarred to long," should be "scarred too long."

Beautiful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your wonderful comment :) Julie



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"Where once we wandered... " is itself a very memorable type of theme that has everything wrapped in lone-memories. Seemed, the metaphor of your poetry's being in pain - the pain that's caused by love & the love - that's being nudge by memories - the memories which're now forsaken, for some reason, cos the time she lived through is, admittedly, gone now and what's left behind is only the cascades of old memories - the dust of footprints "Where Once She Wandered Through" alongwith someone she loved the most. Excellent and every heartfelt poetry you've come up with. Enjoyed reading it. Loved the depth - the misery - the pain - deep verbs of love that you leave in words so evocatively. One of my fav. poetry, no doubt! Great job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Beautiful and wistful :D

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you :) Julie
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

yw :D
As always Julie your words take me to a far away place. I find comfort in your pieces.


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your extended visit to my page Troy :) Julie
Photo and words. Took the reader to good places. Thank you Julie for the field trip into beautiful place. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you John :) Julie
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Julie.
This is heart warming :)
keep it up :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Beautiful and full of what ifs. First three stanzas you use 'shores' a little lazily?

Posted 2 Years Ago


So many things draw us into the past. Just be thankful if we have some beautiful memories to dream about. Sweet write. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Kathie :) Julie
It is always nice to take a stroll down memory lane and look for the initials carved into the tree or sometimes picnic tables.See the fossils of where our feet once trod very eloquently penned Julie

Bill

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Bill :) Julie
W R Stowe

2 Years Ago

you are very welcome Julie

Bill
So lovely your poems of the shore lines and the sun baked skies. It brings out the brightest of minds oh what else can I say about a California Gal they make me smile.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jim :) Julie
Memories ebb and flow, come ashore sweeping the present away, and then washing back out to sea, leaving the ghost of their presence behind. You have etched them beautifully, carving their echoes in words that resound for all to hear.

I love how words just sing: "sunlit shores, "face fades," "lovers strolling," and "silken sand."

One small correction: "scarred to long," should be "scarred too long."

Beautiful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your wonderful comment :) Julie

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