all that you left behind

all that you left behind

A Poem by Lydia


artwork by salvador dali





your eyes were a vault

keeping the best parts of me locked up

for safekeeping

you would gesture for me to come closer

and I would lean into you

certain you had secrets to share

seconds melted like ice cubes

in my tea

afternoons sailed into the past

on butterfly wings

sometimes i think i can close my eyes

and blink you back into being

wishing to curtsy and have you applaud

with your hearty laugh

truth is

all these years later

i still keep with me

all that you left behind

 

i miss you!


© 2018 Lydia



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This is so heartfelt! The first 3 lines blew my socks off, it's such a subtle yet powerful way to say what you're saying. I love that this feels like a celebration of the remembered one, even with an intense feeling of missing him/her, it's not a pity party. Your word-crafting is top-notch as always! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Put those socks back on, girl! LOL Thank you for such a wonderful review. I appreciate it. Lydi*.. read more


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“Afternoons sailed into the past on butterfly wings.”- gorgeous image and line. Dali must have painted this just for you Lydi. I love your exquisite, tender, wistful poem as it sails on its romantic sea...so eloquent, so intimate, so graceful. Your reverie went straight to my heart. Memories of “all that you left behind”- I Sigh Deeply And Smile......:))

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Annette, you are so kind. I have been fortunate in life to feel the love of some very special peopl.. read more
"sometimes i think i can close my eyes
and blink you back into being"

- These line are to me of much pain...They speak so poignantly of the helplessness of such a profound loss. You convey the pain so convincingly and so beautifully. I love the stunning imagery and the artwork.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Most of my family is gone...no one shares the memories of my childhood. I miss them with my heart a.. read more
DIVYA

6 Months Ago

My mother says exactly the same thing to me. That all her family except a brother are gone and the w.. read more
seconds melted like ice cubes
in my tea
afternoons sailed into the past
on butterfly wings

I so-love this part so much, this is so very well lovely

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Drifter. Lydi**
I was captivated by your title and mesmerized throughout the entire poem. You have this ability to capture so many emotions when you write, especially when dealing with the past. I felt another big tug on the heart strings with this one. I know it came from a very personal space but I could relate so well to the message. Simply beautiful, Lydi.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Dara. Happy you could relate. Lydi**
Lydi... your words never stop to amaze me...love them...And so beautifully said..

Hugs

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Galadriel. Lydi**
ohhh this is so touching and such a wonderful sailor's maiden tale .. i love it all.... no stuble in reading ..very emotive and was especially drawn more in by:
"you would gesture for me to come closer
and I would lean into you"
i am refreshed that the turn was into a beautiful love that is delicately missed instead of some betrayal or ruinous wailing ... this is very relateable ... gentles the losses we all may have had..nice one Lydia!
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

One does not reach our ages without some losses...sad, but true. Memories, though, as always wonder.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

you too Lydi ..love your poem and pic
Kind, sweet and wonderful memories shared. You made me wish and want to know more. Thank you Lydia for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

The rest is locked in my heart, John. As always, I so appreciate your reviews. Thank you. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Lydia.
You certainly have my tears to this one... You certainly have my feelings to this one... and You certainly have touched me into my depths, each time I read it again.... I have nothing else to say... Thank You*

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Oh my....another touching review. Thank you so much. I think all of us have certain feelings when .. read more
Without any doubt whatsoever, this is a most beautiful and touching testimony of true and timeless love. And for what its worth, I would be less than honest if I denied still having the lump in my throat from when I first savoured these perfect words of yours Lydi. 10/10 in my book................Neville

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Light

6 Months Ago

You said it better than I could, Thank You*
Lydia

6 Months Ago

Neville, that is so very kind of you to say. Thank you, my friend. Lydi**
'.... you would gesture for me to come closer ~ and I would lean into you~ certain .. '

Can one ever be certain except perhaps of and by your depths, Llydi. This is is carved in anything but a stoney heart .. and yet.. dear Lord, it's more than visible. Seems you can juggle pain, love and laughter with unknown but beautiful skill.. and leave me feeling more.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

I am nothing if not an emotional being, dear Emma...you know this. Thank you so much for the lovely.. read more

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