On The Grapevine

On The Grapevine

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(for Tony)

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song of old friendships
remembered in the lambent flame
of a scented candle
i call your name
as the blues creep in
too late for the funeral
but not to grieve
farewell my friend
bon voyage

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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the blues, the scented candle...for me the sound of the guitar...
the loss of special friends, that starts reminding us of our own mortality...and that we too have a passage booked on that voyage, sooner or later.
and we continue to grieve long after our friends are gone.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

So true Jacob, with another friend passing it does remind us of our own mortality. We all have to ma.. read more
johnwick7057

1 Month Ago

Great article you have share with us lots of information to this topic with us, I really enjoy to re.. read more



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sorry for the loss, I don't handle grief well. I never know what to do or how to feel.
You did well here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Grief effects us all differently. You have to go with the flow. Thank you Kay - T.

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aww i am so sorry for your loss.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Kymberleigh for your visit. Much appreciated.

Chris
your heart is so much more brighter than that candle could ever blaze dear Chris! beautiful as always your expression. I am sorry for your loss

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Bunny for your lovely response. Sending you all good wishes from this side of the pon.. read more
thank you so much for this poem Christine! I have so many old friends who are lost to me ... several I have searched and searched to re-connect with .. in vain ... its just that I want to say hello .. catch up just a little ... so we know we haven't forgotten .. so we can then perhaps say goodbye .. i am sure one or two most likely are past on ... the last grapevine news i had of them ..and i'm talkin' maybe 15 yrs ago .. was not on the positive side of lifestyle ... but i grieve for them ... they were big parts of my life as a very young man .. as friends tend to be .. i love your poem! your gift as a poetess is always present in your stuff ... the flow and readability always present .. some with rhyme .. some with form .. always with rhythm and wisdom ... i'm a fan girl .. and this one is special for me!
E.
ps.https://youtu.be/5ZnrZnFSlWU

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Hello Mr E. I'm so pleased this little poem has special meaning for you. In life we meet many, lose .. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

back at ya Chris ... safe as can be .. covid has not changed my life much at all ... i am in a fortu.. read more
This is such a beautiful way of saying goodbye to a close friend. Even if someone goes away forever, such poetry keeps the souls of the friends connected. It actually triggered my emotions. Why do people have to go!
Anyway. Love the picture it depicts. Powerful and poignant.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Dear moog-drika thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris
This is so vivid in a softly fuzzy way. Reminds me of my best friend, RIP 5 years ago, & your poem captures that feeling I have where this person may be gone, but is really never gone. Also love the implication that death is just a continuation of the voyage of life & we'll be there to hold hands with a friend again eventually (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Dear Margie, tha k you so much for your encouraging review. Good to have you back on WC.

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A touch of grief, and a touch of memories, and a wistful farewell,
knowing we will meet again.
Until then,
May the journey be grand!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Jon for your review. Much appreciated.

Chris
The candle represents silence and the strength of spirit to me. The loss of someone brings them to mind as strong as the flame, but the sadness will ultimately drip over like a scar. Grief is always for a time. But good memories can last a lifetime.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Hello Tim. Good to see you here. Thanks for your review. Hope all is good with you.

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Beautiful poetry, a nice first poem to get back into the swing of things on this site again! Awesome x

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for youroveky review. Good to see you.

Chris
The sombre tone and raw emotion of loss in this is so touching.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you sonnie for visiting and leaving a response. You are appreciated.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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