Treasure Island

Heather Burns


Were You There?


Footsteps walking
in my garden
in the rustling of
the leaves

Soft reflections
loosely woven
something blowing
in the breeze.

Vivid whispers in
the evening
shadows stealing
from the day

Was it my imagination
or your presence on
display?

Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (9/28/2013 3:20:00 AM)

    Simply loved it what touches heart. Listening whispers of beloved....... wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Harindhar Reddy (9/22/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    A rare display of feelings....intervened with imagery. Heather I take U my teachers as u always inspire me with poetic words. Simple superb! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/21/2013 11:10:00 PM)

    Heather God knows imagination or presence or both, but there is something happening there at your garden and same felt by David and too have the feeling even I can have the smell many a time I spoke ..silence but the smell love this thank Heather (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (9/21/2013 7:20:00 PM)

    Very nice poem, Heather. Is it just wishful thinking? We'll never know, but I like to think these feelings are real. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/20/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    When our mind is lost in the memories of someone dear, we feel that he/ she is standing before us.... something of an optical illusion! A beautiful poem, Heather! Enjoyed its simple beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/20/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    When our mind is lost in the memories of someone dear, we feel that he/ she is standing before us.... something of an optical illusion! A beautiful poem, Heather! Enjoyed its simple beauty! (Report) Reply

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