Hand-In-Hand

Hand-In-Hand

A Poem by Lisasview
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My very first Sonnet ever. This Sonnet is about the forever remembered love for a mother or grandmother. remembered.

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Hand-In-Hand....

Her tired eyes saw more than I'll ever know;
long silv'ry hair piled high upon her head,
the clean fresh scent of times so long ago ...
warm stinging tears are those I often shed.

Remembering her laughter through our years,
when we walked hand in hand along the shore.
As lovely sounds of church bells filled my ears,
my love still held by ocean's distant roar.

Now, fresh white, fragrant lilies near her lie,
a few soft petals fallen from the rain ...
their faces wet, turned up toward the sky;
along with them she takes rest from her pain. 

Sweet memories we shared now mean so much,
each day, I long for her caressing touch.

                                   ~~~
                                     

© 2022 Lisasview


Author's Note

Lisasview
A very special thank you to Richard!! Who saw this as a Sonnet (I had no idea what a Sonnet even was!!) and, helped me complete it. He opened up a whole new world to me.
Thank you,
Lisa

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This was particularly touching to me. I was the primary caregiver for my mother the last five years of her life. It was the hardest and most challenging task I have ever undertaken. Given the chance, I'd gladly do it all again. By her grave, I was almost too exhausted to cry. But I found great comfort in knowing her worldly suffering had come an end even though I know I will miss her until we meet again. Thank you for this, I enjoyed. F.

Posted 7 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

7 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian,
I am glad you liked it.
My plan is to rework my Sonnet so please loo.. read more
Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Hi Fabian, Just submitted my newest version of this poem and I also submitted one that I am working .. read more



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Thanks a lot for recommending this poem. I am also new to the idea of what exactly is a sonnet and how is it written.
It was actually very touching poem since moms and grandmas are always among the most important persons in our lives. Being a late teenager imagining that someday these people won't be beside me already makes my eyes teary .
the poem is however really nice and very well written.

Regards,

@r[@ne

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

1 Month Ago

What, you are a teenager???
You write so well... I am really amazed.
Thank you again f.. read more
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Lisa,
Thank you for suggesting this poem to me. It does, indeed, speak eloquently of experiences and emotions that must be common among many (sadly, not all) children and their mothers or grandmothers, but also calls forth specific memories of my mother and me, as I’m sure it must for most readers. Coincidentally, on my way for croissants and espresso this morning, I saw a young mother walking hand-in-hand with her blond little girl, and was struck by the tenderness of that simple scene. Then you recommended I read this poem, and the artwork that accompanies it depicts a very similar scene to the one I witnessed. A second coincidence: my mother’s name was Lillian, and one of her sisters called her Lilly, so that line in your poem was especially poignant for me. Serendipity abounds! Lovely sonnet! Thank you!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

1 Month Ago

Hi Richard,
How is it possible that I did not thank you for your reading and reviewing my poe.. read more
Richard Knox

1 Month Ago

Hi Lisa,
I’m glad you liked my comments. I’ve been wondering lately if Writers Cafe has .. read more
Lisasview

1 Month Ago

Let me look at Luscious and see if I got a review from you... I will let you know...
I also j.. read more
I have written several sonnets myself, and this one of yours is a very good one! Nicely expressed, with an easy flow and natural, rather than forced, rhymes. A good job all round!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

3 Months Ago

How very nice of you to say... This was my very first try at a Sonnet.. I wrote one more, Pearls th.. read more
Robert Haigh

3 Months Ago

Yes, I play the guitar - also ukulele - and sing. Nice to hear that you sing too. I am of a similar .. read more
Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Love music and it goes along with all my creative endeavours..
Just the other day we were commenting at home on how we haven't heard the peal of church bells in oh so many years. Add to that the many other familiar things and sounds that we rarely come across that used to fill our waking hours. Such a wonderful experience this poem, specially bringing to mind and heart those that are no longer with us today. Thanks for sharing. Frederick.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frederick Kesner

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the direct, I will make my way there. next. As for myself, I haven't ascertained your pre.. read more
Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Thank you..I will check out your poems.. Mine are quite varied as many are from my early 20's 1970.... read more
Frederick Kesner

3 Months Ago

Thanks Lisa. Most of my early work would go back to the late 70's, the 80's and 90's. Frederick.
What a beautiful piece of work this is. Touching and full of feeling with excellent rhyme and meter. I loved it

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Such a kind review dear Soren.
Thank you so much!!
Touchingly moving this honest write which will comfort the loss of all who still miss a loved one - - top marks Lisa for a beautifully written memory of loving time spent with a mother or grandmother and congrats on mastering the sonnet

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Thank you Fay for reviewing my very first ever Sonnet.
I do appreciate it!!
Lisa
wow! and you even got the iambic pentameter right ... well done Lisa :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lisasview

3 Months Ago

To be honest most of it was done by mistake because
I have never had any training in poetry o.. read more
Stella Armour

3 Months Ago

beware Lisa.... sonnets can become very addictive lol
Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Yes, I feel that way.. I did write another Sonnet which I submitted but the rest are poems..
This is so pure and heart-touching.
I absolutely loved the lines:

“Now, fresh white, fragrant lilies near her lie,
a few soft petals fallen from the rain.”

Ah, how beautifully expressed and such vivid imagery. Would love to read more of your work.

Love,
Anahat

Posted 3 Months Ago


Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Good morning,
Thank you for reading my Sonnet Anahat,
I thought you would like it.
read more
A beautifully written piece Lisa, with beautiful memories to keep and relive. My condolences to you! I wish for you, a peace in your heart and a smile, as you recall.
Take care my friend.
Richard






























Posted 3 Months Ago


Lisasview

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much..
I appreciate you reviewing my first Sonnet which was the very first I eve.. read more

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Added on December 20, 2021
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Benitachell, Alicante, Spain



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I have been writing poetry and short stories since I was 10..so 64 years! I have never connected with any groups but recently thought why not.. So here I ..looking at where this adventure leads me. more..

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