Thursday, January 26, 2023

summer & winter



here is an assortment of shells

pink, white, coral, and bones

it holds

sunlit days, rippled tides of spells:

shark's eye, cones, conch, small stones -

king's gold

on a clear fish bowl filled with sands - 

amber smooth as chai tea 

i sigh

for beaches & summer's long hands

when the sky is so blue

i fly


we watch snowflakes spill - glass flowers

on barren fields & woods


we gather light from short hours -

wicks, lamps & yellowed goods


finally the moon is ours-

darkness is a cocoon


midnight sky with mulberry stars-

silvering trees, we swoon  


The above is the example in the dVerse Poets Pub post.

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Memento.   Join us when the pub doors open to discuss the poetry form, Memento.  There is also an option to write a free style poetry with a theme about memento, using symbolism as a poetic device.  


  1. I love them both, and the example poem just grows on me atter have read it twice... quite a lot of symbolism in it as well. The new poem has some imagery that really make me ache with longing for such a summer.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I did mine wrong! I got confused :-( Oops!

  3. Its Carol anne here! I don't know why it says aanonymous?

  4. There's a childlike glee in finding a tiny thing which springs a dominion - like these mementoes of summer and winter. Sheer delight.

  5. So, what is the spirith ... "Keep up the spirit," one says. 😊 Certainly, the freedom and comfort of what is not cold, not intellect, is what delight is, and you say so very well. πŸ’›

  6. This is absolutely exquisite, Grace! I especially admire this part; "darkness is a cocoon wrapping midnight sky with mulberry stars." πŸ’–πŸ’–

  7. 'amber smooth as chai tea' wow, I love that simile.
    Both poems are perfect, Grace.

  8. Ommigosh, Grace - this is simply gorgeous poetry. They're both so... utterly lovely!


  9. These are beautiful, Grace. Delicate mementos. Those shells, so fragile, but holding so much. I think like BjΓΆrn, I appreciate the second one more after reading it again.


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