The Letters I'll Never Send

The Letters I'll Never Send

A Poem by Elaenor Aisling

The letters I'll never send, dear
that shall never reach your hand,
but sit hidden within my mind
unwritten, unknown, and unread. 

The words I'll never say, dear
that shall never reach your ear
but stay locked behind my lips
unheard, unknown, and unsaid. 

The things I'll never do, dear
that shall never be recalled
but stay beneath a cloak of fear
unimagined, unknown, and undone. 

The letters I'll never send, dear
the words I'll never say, 
the things I'll never do, dear
because with you, I could not stay. 

© 2012 Elaenor Aisling

Author's Note

Elaenor Aisling
The musings of a dead lover to her significant other.

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Perfect. I think about this all the time, and you've put it in words so artfully. Send this somewhere. It needs to be read. I love the "dear" parts too. Just like a letter. This is masterfully glorious.

Thank you.

Posted 8 Years Ago

The lines fit like puzzle pieces, I loved the progression and how the final stanza tied everything together. They say the love that goes unspoken is the strongest sort, you captured it here in all of its' secret and elusive beauty.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is AMAZING. Very rhythmic even without a distinct rhyme scheme! I love it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

thats sad, good write.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is just so sad! I can't imagine losing someone, after a short passionate romance; let alone, after sharing a lifetime together. The cards have not been dealt that way to me and, perhaps, it is for the best. All the words unspoken, all of the moments never shared, and the ribbon that will never be tied around a pile of love notes. This is just so sad!

However, it is a beautiful and masterfully penned write!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Very good job! I read it twice after reading your author's note. Initially, I did not think of it as a dead lover, etc. so the concept was intriguing enough to make me read it again under that vein. I liked it more as the "dead lover" concept. It seemed to make it a "deeper" poem. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 8 Years Ago

whoa! this is awesome!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

This poem is so touching, almost haunting - whether from a living lover or dead, the sentiments are honest and the sense of ending complete. I love it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

wow. I really like this, it flows so well.

Also, we have the same name, which is cool :P

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on October 6, 2011
Last Updated on April 14, 2012


Elaenor Aisling
Elaenor Aisling

Limerick, Ireland....I wish.

I am currently a student. I write mainly poetry, a few short stories here and there. I love to read and write. Favorite authors include, Victor Hugo, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolstoy, Wilde, Alcott, C.S. Lewis.. more..


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