Monday, February 20, 2023

green green grass of home (a remembrance)


her eyes are cloudy grey

her body 

pinked by sugar & vermillion summers 

slumps to searing pain

the sadness

from missing his presence for the last year, 

hurt her deeply


she'll hear swooning music

of his laughter

impersonating TomJones luscious baritone 



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, with host Linda Lyberg.  This is a 44 word post with the chosen word, Music.  Rest in Peace to my aunt (and uncle), whose favorite singer was Tom Jones.  Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  


  1. A lovely tribute to your aunt, Grace. It’s so hard to see the ones we love getting older and less mobile. But wonderful that they can still enjoy the music they love.

  2. What a lovely tribute, and the way you used their favorite music to bring them together (again)

  3. Your words are so poignant yet hopeful.

  4. I know she lingers in this world for her loved ones yet her joy is waiting for her in the next. A beautifully composed poem that must have been difficult for you to write, Grace <3

  5. This song is forever a memory for me as well. I enjoyed this vivid connection.

  6. A great song! Your poem is of sad waiting for transition! Well done.

  7. A lovely remembrance poem for your Aunt and Uncle. Tom Jones certainly had a lot of hits.

  8. Incredibly moving, Grace ~ A lovely, lovely, lovely tribute...

    Much love,

  9. The return of a loved one is always very special Grace!🙂✌🏼❣️

  10. A wonderfully dramatic love poem. Well done.

  11. I adore Tom Jones. He is still singing and doing some remarkably modern stuff in the last many years.

  12. A grand tribute to both of your kinsfolks, Grace! Great choice in Tom Jones. Seen a posting recently of ,'Green Green Grass...' and singing at 82, his familiar voice is intact!



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