just a trace

just a trace

A Poem by Lydia

"
just a trace of a thought
nearly invisible
then suddenly leaping into focus
my heart picks up the vibration
a typo with the beat of a tambourine
sputtering syllables filled with sad silent letters
are now somehow tangible
my nerve endings fray 
till i can almost braid them
reaching
reaching
for the right words 
because surely they have settled 
at the bottom of my thoughts
but the only words that bare themselves to me
are the ones i wish i couldn't feel so strongly
i miss you

© 2019 Lydia


Author's Note

Lydia
photo "red december leaves" courtesy of pinterest

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such a beautifully written poem...
especially like the "sputtering syllables..." line...

and just how inspiration comes...unseen, feeling it is not going to happen...
and then suddenly there is clarity of words, of lines...of themes...and they are the words of real, deep feelings...
tangible ones, not invisible ones.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Jacob. Your reviews mean a lot to me. Lydi**



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A poets words are often emotional and sometimes hard to write. With inspiration we find them, arrange them, and in the end they touch us. If only for a while we lose our place and the syllables sputter until magically they settle in the bottom our your thoughts. Thank you Lydia


Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for understanding and for the lovely review. Lydi**
Beautifully constructed, in tempo, in subject and it must be said in feelings. A poem I can empathise with as it shows in its construction how it was indeed constructed.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Ken. Lydi**
The memories we have of our loved ones is so incredibly important. True, the thoughts often bring sadness, but it is how they live on past the all too brief time we are allotted in this world.

Beautifully worded and sung from the heart poetry.

Beccy.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks very much, Beccy. Happy New Year. LydI***
It is often in the words that we seem unable to find that we find clarity of though and feeling. You express it beautifully here.

"sputtering syllables filled with sad silent letters
are now somehow tangible"

Amazing poetry there...


Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, Divya. I hope you have the happiest of holidays. Lydi***
hmmm wow this is lovely, sad, emotive - your words cascade all the way down to those three simplest of words with all the depth 'I miss you'

X

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate your time and words. Lydi***
Oh my this expression of love and languishing loss is so beautiful I'm left so sad and speechless... this is, what poetry was made for! These words are far more beautiful then that striking picture and I mean striking:) How could the recipient of such true and tender affections not return those very feelings!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Robert, you? Speechless? Say it isn't so! LOL Thank you so much for this lovely review. Lydi**
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

LOL it happens:?
Lydi.. the beat of a tambourine...
is so symbolic when missing someone who gave you life in abundance... with a song from
a heart that lights a candle and sings to you.
Forever entwined in your heart and mind. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Pat. Merry Christmas to you and Roger. Lydi**
we do "miss them" don't we Lydi.... the beautiful sadness I feel and read in your poem is beyond "nice" and yet so often the sharpest, clearest words are the 3 small words you pen..

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, Curt. Your "nice" reviews mean a lot to me. Lydi**
Little reminders tend to pop up every now and again, ' just a trace' of cologne, perhaps shared favourite moments of whatever tickled our tastebuds together, or even those very last red December leaves are all it takes to open the floodgates of once warm and fond times spent together in blissful love... till we meet again ❤️

Beautiful heartfelt, candid poetic Lydia, happy Christmas my friend 🎅🏻

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Merry Christmas to you, Tom. Thank you so much for the review. LydI**
Some beautiful phrasing here Lydi**. Several examples of wonderful poetic expression. It is always such a pleasure reading you and your posted artwork is always so very carefully selected and meaningful. Red December Leaves is quite mesmerising and the last of the leaves and their fall reminds me of loss. This poem made me think of my Mum. She is still with us, but not as she once was. She is fragile and ailing. I miss her as she used to be.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month Ago

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