Memories

Memories

A Poem by Pete
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But the impressions which the morning makes vanish with its dews, and not even the most "persevering mortal" can preserve the memory of its freshness to midday. - Thoreau

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carried away in a falling fluency of sudor over well-polished rock
plucked strings of a forgotten age begin flowing
a spinet of time mourns
conjured profoundly from unknown depths
gathering in a bottomless pool of reflection
stirred tenderly
embalmed with gold
softly laid to rest but not interred

in a newly blown oasis of a glass stream
still enough to be extinct
rippled enough to be alive
exhausted
reason sighs, head hung low
launching fragile, candled flowers afloat in wake
going nowhere but traveling far
adrift in glazed, lulled perpetuity
giving
reliving

memories



© 2021 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
“The monument of death will outlast the memory of the dead. The Pyramids do not tell the tale which was confided to them; the living fact commemorates itself.” -Thoreau

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Evocative haunting imagery that exemplifies lasting memories that transfix the mind. Excellent work Pete.

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