today I framed two of your pictures
startled owl and lugubrious hare
displayed them on shelves in the living room
where previously walls were bare
the shelves are not perfectly level
though I measured with casual skill
perhaps I held my rule at an angle
or maybe I'll blame the drill
you couldn't be here to help me
your meticulous eye I lack
and I can't bring myself to face the fact
that you'll never be coming back
yet I feel your forbearance behind me
reassuring me "that'll do"
as I open another bottle of wine
to raise a glass to you
I sadly recall those heart-felt times
when all we had we'd share
still I'm left with a sense of gratitude
for a startled owl and lugubrious hare.
2) the very profoundly sad statement " I can't bring myself to face the fact that you'll never be coming back " tells us all
Love, separation, loss…. The state of mind of the poet is accentuated by the two images: the pics of the owl and hare. The lugubriousness of the hare and startle of owl represent the emotions the poet tries (and succeeds) to convey…
Well penned thanks for sharing!
Such a beautiful write. Love is expressed in a very unique way. Nice share. Thanks.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Lovely write. Thanks for sharing x