ceding power

ceding power

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by jeremy young






you are a perennial flower

watered with my heart and soul

a multi-colored blossom

surprising me…the passerby

a gentle languid wave licking my toes

before disappearing

into the vastness of the sea

a dim light peeking through the clouds

just enough to give me hope

will you allow me to wrap myself

in the silk and gossamer of you

or will you leave me standing in the shadows

alone again

watching the sun cede power to the moon

© 2022 Lydia Shutter


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will you leave me standing in the shadows alone again

That line tells the reader of the hurt felt and the question being asked. There is an aloofness here which has replaced once such tender feelings. Trust once broken can be difficult to regain. Such depth of feeling here lydi**. Your posted artwork is stunning and reflects well the emotion in your lines. Good to read you. Hope you are well.



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Chris, Thanks so much for finding this one. I always appreciate your reviews...and the fact you not.. read more



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will you leave me standing in the shadows alone again

That line tells the reader of the hurt felt and the question being asked. There is an aloofness here which has replaced once such tender feelings. Trust once broken can be difficult to regain. Such depth of feeling here lydi**. Your posted artwork is stunning and reflects well the emotion in your lines. Good to read you. Hope you are well.



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Chris, Thanks so much for finding this one. I always appreciate your reviews...and the fact you not.. read more
Dear Lydi,

Loved this poem and what made it so truly special was the imagery you use for the desired one. A perennial flower, a gentle, languid wave, a dim light peeking though the clouds, to give just enough hope. All these impressions are so lovely in their feel.

And if the poet is left alone in the shadows, watching the sun cede power to the moon, how apocalyptic that would be for the heart!

Absolutely loved the poem and the chosen artwork too.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

You really felt this one, Divya. Thank you so very much. When someone finds a poem I posted last .. read more
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Its such a pleasure, dear Lydi. Your words always carry the reader away and the chosen artwork is al.. read more
Such an enchanting piece, which is what I seem to find every time I visit your page. Your poetic vision is amazing...I would love to see things as you do. Your poetry always reaches out and welcomes the reader in and whispers euphoric words in their ears. Beautifully done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Will. I always appreciate your words. Lydi**
The delicacy of your questioning heart is beautiful! I can relate to this so much. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Linda, I appreciate your review so much! Lydi**
I read this and i felt my heart answer you back...a Big No.. This is so lovely as always

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Cassie, you surely are making up for lot time with my poetry! Thank you so much!
Beautiful dance of words dear Lydia.
"will you allow me to wrap myself
in the silk and gossamer of you
or will you leave me standing in the shadows
alone again"
The above lines asked a nice question. We hope, somethings would stay, some people would stay. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Thank you, John. I always appreciate your reviews. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Lydia.
Beautiful poem and a picture to match. I also really enjoyed your word choice and imagery in this lovely write. Tyfs

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Cyprian! Lydi**
I really liked the line, ' watch the sun cede power to the moon' wow a superb, appealing for hope and support ina fab style wow!!

Plz also read and comment on any of my two newest poems as per your preference.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

thanks so much. Lydi**
Your poetry leaves me in awe. Whenever I read it I am transcended to another place and time. Romantic, dreamy, and artistic. Simply beautiful!!


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

You just made my day, Dara. Thanks so much. Lydi**
This is such a beautiful write, I really enjoyed this write.
So lovely

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Kim. Lydi**

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