Turning the Page

Turning the Page

A Poem by Girl Friday (Sarah W.)

There is a chill to this October eve,

enveloping me like a bride’s veil,

all gossamer and silk -- white roses

blooming along hand-stitched borders.

 

These nights I hold vigil over memories,

bleached white and lifeless as glass lilies --

they no longer accept my apologies,

because eventually all things tire

of dutifully hoarded lullabies.

 

Slivers of moonlight shepherd the way,

beyond questions of tomorrow --

these precious instants -- check-marked

by the ticking of a tireless clock --

are the only threads that still anchor me

to a yesterday that is etched in stone,

 

but I must break these aged tablets:

            to turn the page and pen fresh words,

            even if they begin this ineffable journey

            as lonely dewdrops beading on virgin petals. 

© 2013 Girl Friday (Sarah W.)


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This is quite a poem, there are some brilliant and unique lines in here, you really took me there, libraried Sarah, one of your best ones

Posted 9 Years Ago




These nights I hold vigil over memories,

bleached white and lifeless as glass lilies --

they no longer accept my apologies,

because eventually all things tire

of dutifully hoarded lullabies.

Trademark Girl Sarah Comes back :) lovely write :)

Love you :):)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Girl Friday (Sarah W.)

9 Years Ago

You are too kind...I am humbled!
amazing poetry keep up the great work nice write I reate this one a 100

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amazing as always, silky smooth and beautiful. "all things tire of dutifully hoarded lullabies" but I don't think I can ever tire of your beautiful words!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Wow! I can't give you my favorite line in this one Sarah - because I would be quoting the entire poem. There is a softness about this poem that just settles right in and curls up in my heart. Stellar writing my friend.
:) Julie

Posted 9 Years Ago


Girl Friday (Sarah W.)

9 Years Ago

You humble me! And I wasn't sure about this one...I'm so happy that it struck a chord with so many .. read more
well said.. letting go is impossible for some... necessary for all.. love this poem ..
"as lonely dewdrops beading on virgin petals."
couldn't say a fresh start any better... well done GF very well done says i :)
E.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Girl Friday (Sarah W.)

9 Years Ago

I am truly blessed to have people such as yourself read and enjoy my writing. Honestly...thank you .. read more
Sarah, it's beautiful, just beautiful
you're like the edward hopper of poetry :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Girl Friday (Sarah W.)

9 Years Ago

Aaaww...you just made me smile! Thank you so much!
The last line was worthy of the poem!
Sarah, you find the words to blend a retreat of thought.
Wonderful writing!

Posted 9 Years Ago


this was awesome I enjoyed this a lot. your writing is pretty great

Posted 9 Years Ago


Time to turn over a new leaf and start afresh me thinks ?

Eloquently penned as ever Girl Friday !

Posted 9 Years Ago



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