Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Remembrance



In this box
are my gems 

rings and necklaces
of w o r d s
and   w o r d s 
unbounded and sloppy
and more  w o r d s
dear from my bosom, knotted
with care

remember me
with kindness 
when you see whiff of 
flying cotton c u r l

and at night
when you look up and see
pearl of the  m o o n-

i am right here with you




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub- Poetics:   Threads of Feelings, with guest host, Sarah Connor.  The theme is love tokens.   Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Thanks for your visit.

24 comments:

  1. Dang it, Grace. I feel like you wrote this from my throat. I LOVE this piece. Thank you. Especially for these:

    "unbounded and sloppy"
    "dear from my bosom"

    ... which makes me think of the book I'm reading: Wet Nurse.

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  2. This is lovely... actually that cotton made me think of how you take up each gem from it's nest of cotton, and those words come back. A true treasure.

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  3. So beautiful, Grace. I love the idea of rings and necklaces made of words, and that pearl of moonlight keeps the gem theme going and finishes it wonderfully.

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  4. A jewel box full of memories. So touching.

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  5. I like these two lines: "remember me
    with kindness "

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  6. Sure lots within that hold much more than a box every could.

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  7. A treasure trove...all to remember you by (with kindness, of course)

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  8. and at night
    when you look up and see
    pearl of the m o o n-
    i am right here with you

    What a wonderful assertion for such a box of memories.

    Hank

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  9. I love this box of memories. What better tokens to leave of a writer, but words!

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  10. And what a special box you have displayed for us, Grace.

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  11. Words are both keepsake and gift.

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  12. Words are a treasured remembrance...love that "pearl of a moon"!

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  13. Yes, this is so sweetly done. The threads of remembrance -- words, curls, moonlight -- all assemble in this poem, this box.

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  14. Grace please forgive me if you have already received a comment. For some reason I don’t get clear feedback from this interface and the words I receive suggest failure to transmit.
    In response to your poem: words are treasured mementos and I like how your poem is in the voice of the giver, the one being remembered...the poem itself like pearls.

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  15. Lovely, Grace-- words strung together like jewels and worn as a memory.

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  16. Wow. Grace, this is exquisite. I understand these words and you have written them! :)

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  17. 'Words dear from my bosom and knotted with care' - an image that touches the heart. Beautiful, Grace.

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  18. My most treasured are certainly not the most expensive - the long elephant necklace my son chose for me when he was a toddler (I always travel with it beneath my shirt), the jewelry my adult daughter has made for me (she is a great artist) and the little honey bee my husband got me as I am Queen Bee :) forget the diamonds - seriously :)

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  19. So beautifully, poignantly, and tenderly written.

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  20. Especially "more w o r d s
    dear from my bosom, knotted
    with care"
    Liked the whole idea of the box of gems including sloppy and not so sloppy words, words as treasures.

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  21. This made me think of how simple keepsakes and 'treasures' can conjure forth a memory, which falls into words - and the intermingling of all that. Some wonderful evocative images in this beautifully constructed piece.

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