Celebrating a Year

week 240 ~ the time before everything that has been

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me.240the time before everything that has been
wrapped in the scent of phlox and sound of rain
on the pavement of my heart before pain
dug ruts for rivulets of tears begin
stretched out on the grass watching ants scurry
by or jumping off the shed roof into
the waiting branches of the big spruce who
could eat their ice cream cone slowest not me
but I tried back in those lost summer days
of sunshine memories melting kool-aid
popsicles when I was never afraid
when happiness blossomed so many ways
easily beautifully without regret
before the time of so much to forget

Written by mairmusic

May 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Posted in May, sonnet

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  1. Oh the last line is linchpin to the poem for me…one of those lines that you hold in memory.


    May 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    • Thanks, Charles. As that’s one of the things a sonnet should do– and it’s sometimes hard to– I really appreciate knowing it worked for you too.


      May 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

  2. The weight of the passage of time with all its baggage is almost crushing, isn’t it?
    You brought childhood summers back so well I can taste my kool-aid pop.

    Jamie Dedes

    May 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    • This came quite quickly from the last line of my post on 5/14. The muse surprises us sometimes. I had been trying to make a villanelle work out (still working on it) when this just popped out, fresh and uncomplicated.


      May 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

      • One of those lovely surprises. I recognized the line from your prior post. It a wonderful line, a poem in itself.

        Have a good day, Marilynn. Be happy! :-)

        Jamie Dedes

        May 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

  3. those beautiful days!

    Sharmishtha Basu

    May 17, 2013 at 4:31 am

  4. Just beautiful


    May 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

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