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there again

there again

A Poem by Lydia
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thinking of thanksgivings of the past....heavy sigh...

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blue edges of the day before

my favorite holiday
so natural
invade shadows of a florida winter
childhood dreams crystallize
in the still warmth of a cup of tea


i turn back the corner of a memory
remembering a tucked in kiss
then offer a sacrifice of dandelion fluff
to the passing clouds


squinting back through the time tunnel
i drink it all in
childish voices hum the melodies of life
and for just a moment
i’m there again





© 2014 Lydia



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Lydia
artwork courtesy of pinterest

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Lydia, your poem brought childhood memories, of the times, my paternal side of the family, gather for the holidays, at my oma and opa place. Try imagining 26 first cousins, most under the age of 15, running around the house, getting into trouble, being their noisy selves. An aunt or uncle, telling us, to go outside and play. The smell of food would assault your senses, as soon as, the outside door was opened up. Hinting at the awaiting meal, soon to grace, your plate and stomach. Thank you, for bringing back, this memory to me, Lydia.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

therisa

2 Years Ago

Sadly, only three of the cousins, in North America, speak Dutch. It was never encouraged by our pare.. read more
Lydia

2 Years Ago

Smiling here......my cousins and I all spoke Dutch fluently by the age of 3. It is music to my ears.. read more
therisa

2 Years Ago

Except for one aunt, in North America, they all married Canadian spouses, thus English was the domin.. read more



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This is just exquisite. I especially love the first two lines of the second verse, they are so, so beautiful.

So many hidden gems to be found on the back pages of writer's cafe.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Beccy, I so appreciate when someone reads a poem I posted a long time ago. Thank you very much. Ly.. read more
Nostalgic reverie movie-reeling fond memories can sometimes become vivid enough to seem like a virtual time tunnel and, ultimately--as you so lyrically indicate--a kind of teleportation device.
"There again" is one gorgeous and perceptive poetic creation, Lydi.
A decidedly gratifying read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Frankie, your reviews are just wonderful. Thank you so much. Lydi**
Lydia, your poem brought childhood memories, of the times, my paternal side of the family, gather for the holidays, at my oma and opa place. Try imagining 26 first cousins, most under the age of 15, running around the house, getting into trouble, being their noisy selves. An aunt or uncle, telling us, to go outside and play. The smell of food would assault your senses, as soon as, the outside door was opened up. Hinting at the awaiting meal, soon to grace, your plate and stomach. Thank you, for bringing back, this memory to me, Lydia.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

therisa

2 Years Ago

Sadly, only three of the cousins, in North America, speak Dutch. It was never encouraged by our pare.. read more
Lydia

2 Years Ago

Smiling here......my cousins and I all spoke Dutch fluently by the age of 3. It is music to my ears.. read more
therisa

2 Years Ago

Except for one aunt, in North America, they all married Canadian spouses, thus English was the domin.. read more
Memory truly is a powerful time machine. The images in your poem really allowed me to travel through that time tunnel with you. I could almost hear those voices calling from those holiday tables.

A shiver of nostalgia passed through me when I read your third stanza. The idea of offering the dandelion fluff to Thanksgivings from your youth was truly profound. Beautifully penned.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

I am pleased you "felt" this poem. Thank you for the review. Lydi**
Sometimes I feel those memories are all the only real treasure we have. Nothing in life that happens after we grow can compare with that wonder and that magic. The poem is lovely in it's expressions with a tinge of sadness and longing that touches the reader. My favorite lines here...

"childish voices hum the melodies of life
and for just a moment
i’m there again"

A poem much appreciated Lydi.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Divya, my memories are the gems in my universe. You are right, nothing can compare with what we had.. read more
"childish voices hum the melodies of life
and for just a moment
i’m there again" - really loved the whole poem but these hit me as Im a naturally nostalgic type.

Happy holidays Lydia :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

The very same to you, Anto. Thank you. Lydi**
Ahhh...Childhood memories. they are the warmest, aren't they. even if its just for a moment, the world is magical again. knowing nothing can ever change them, and nothing can ever bring them again. heavy sigh, indeed! holidays always make me blue and wistful too. it's not always a bad thing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Remembering is important...as long as we are not lost in another time. Yes, holidays are not easy f.. read more
A favorite holiday brings back such heartwarming memories we will always cherish ... Beautifully written, Lydi**


Posted 2 Years Ago


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Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Tiana. Lydi**
dear Lydi... beautiful china with turquoise water
for tea and a sterling silver spoon are part of my
childhood memories. Turning back the cover of a
memory ... remembering a tucked in kiss... The rest
of the poem is delicately sprinkled on the blessings
of a Thanksgiving day. Lovely to know today you
will be landing on the Coast.
Welcome ... truly.... Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

How sweet of you to welcome me home with a review, Pat. Thank you so much. I adore your reviews..... read more
childish voices hum the melodies of life
and for just a moment
i’m there again

*sigh* Reaching for those memories, such a gift to hold them for that brief moment... This is a lovely and lyrical offering, Lydi.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Rita....the holidays bring on the memories as I said in a review of one of your poems. E.. read more

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