These are linked poems created week by week for a year, inspired by the book No Choice But To Follow, and the poets therein who did it first.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

September #4

They Try Again

They try again
to recollect the flavour
of what was,
hunting through trophies
only they can find:
the personal phrases,
the unimportant
yet cherished habits —

but it's thundery cold outside
and they who hide within
are only two now,
who must make new tales
to warm themselves, other
memories to gather later.

— Rosemary Nissen-Wade

4 comments:

  1. Touchingly put Rosemary. You've made the remembering and sadness, and the process of adapting to all of your changed circumstances visible and tangible. This poem has a mood that I can wholly identify with. Lovely.

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    1. Oh, thank you! It's nice to know it's working. I wasn't sure of this one. :)

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  2. I love the way you tie the images of strength to the hopeful expectation of the ending stanza together.

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