jim foulk

Rookie (july 7,1943 / des moines iowa)

Tip of My Memory


On the tip of my memory
of a time so distant
sitting at kitchen table
watching my mother.

She was cooking one of her
fine means, as she always did,
remembering how young
she was.

Miss those days of old
when we would just talk
of her telling me of her youth,
now I'm older than she was then.

All of this just on tip of
my memory, so long ago
as days go by, memory fading
away to days so distant.


(4-21-07)

Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Tip of My Memory by jim foulk )

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (4/28/2007 1:44:00 PM)

    You are so right, how is it that the things that are so dear to us can seem such a long time ago, and looking back older than she was then, strange how the world spins Jim
    All the very best to you
    And thankyou for sharing this poem of understanding
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (4/25/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    What a fine, heart warming write. Memories are forever.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Gale (4/22/2007 8:16:00 PM)

    Savor those memories Jim, well penned. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]