suddenly

suddenly

A Poem by Lydia


"blonde at window" photography by hanulinka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
the moon laughed at me last night
and this morning the sun snickered
the palm fronds took 
their morning bath of sunshine
spiders wove their webs
and still i was stagnant
unchanging
               then 
on the glider
of a faraway patio
i sat
till thorns of a rose
pricked my mind
bringing thoughts of you
to the forefront
emptying pockets of self doubt
and suddenly 
i smiled

© 2020 Lydia


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"their morning bath of sunshine"---"emptying pockets of self-doubt"
wicked lines in a dazzling piece of description...yes, those thoughts to erase self-doubt are often several patios away...if only we can reach them before we get too pricked by that rose...
she symbolizes contentment...but lots of unsureness perks up around her.
j.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

4 Weeks Ago

thanks so much, Jacob. Your reviews make me believe I am really a poet! :) Lydi**



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Gee
I do wish that I had a romantic streak that would allow me to pen such poetry. Another loverrrly piece Lydia

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lydia

1 Week Ago

Thanks, Gee. My favorite genre is romantic poetry....though I write other "stuff" too as you know. .. read more
another beautiful write with not a wasted word
what to make of the oft-maligned rose with both its beauty and prickles
I'll take the beauty
I don't think I can emphasize enough just what a wonderful write this is
I both post and read a lot of 'stuff' here but none of it compares with this

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

WOW, Dave, that is quite the review. Thank you. You made my day! Lydi**
Your poetry has always been like going home for me, where everything is warm and familiar. I love when your write like this, for it truly gives me something to aspire to.

Here's to getting stronger everyday...take care my friend!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

Kelly! So happy to see you on my page! I hope you are doing well during the pandemic. Thank you s.. read more
Can't imagine you NOT smiling though know there must be times.. From somewhere deep inside you there seems to be a well of purely drawn pleasure just waiting to prick the mind, to make it feel, to bring absolute joy! I would have added those two phrases, but - j.. got there before me!

Yet another fine write, Lydi.. pensive, perceptive.. and one to take me into sweet dreams. Take care, keep safe. Go slowly too, please.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

Waving across the ocean.. :)
Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

waving right back at you!
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

I KNEW you'd do that... ... :)
Suddenly i am interesting read it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

thank you! Lydi
Are the thorns of the rose literal, or do they symbolize something else? It really doesn't matter, because they served to bring the speaker out of a stagnant state which had seemed oblivious to the charms of nature. As the rose is the symbol of love, apparently the memory of someone special succeeded where all else failed.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

thank you so much, John....as for the rose, that is up to the reader to decide! Lydi**
We cling very stubbornly to our self-doubts sometimes till lo and behold there comes someone special enough to make us rethink ourselves. A rose is so symbolic here. With its beauty and its thorns, its a perfect symbol of love. Something that fills one with smiles, erases self-doubts. Another great poem Ms. Lydi.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

Pestonjee, thank you so much. I appreciate your review. Lydi*
Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

My pleasure to read such fine poetry always, Ms. Lydi! You're welcome!
If only we had thorns... we would be safer...
a natural weapon when prying citizens
place their hands on us. Suddenly...
I feel protected by my own resources....
Because of you and the morning dew.
gently, Pat

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much, Pat. Have a wonderful day. Lydi**
Mind travel, like good poetry, can transport us to a better place, though the doubts seem to come back with sundown. I like the independence and strength conveyed here. The speaker shows vulnerability and the acceptance of it. Love the photo, too.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, R.E. Yes, poetry can transport us to a better place....reading it or writing it. Glad y.. read more
R.E. Ray

3 Weeks Ago

You're welcome, Lydia. Happy Tuesday to you.
I love this poem as it showcases the way you write . . . and think & feel . . . like no other. You have a perfect sense of timing, as far as the slow coaxing of a smile as your poem goes along. Even tho I enjoy the reticence of your narrator, the first 3 lines describe me & at that point I'm already laughing out loud at the marvel of everything around me in a big laughing crescendo! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Weeks Ago

Margie, your review brightened my day. Thanks so much....keep on laughing. If nothing else, it mak.. read more

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