Memorial Poem by cahen thrips


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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.

January 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: memorial,death,mourning
Jayne Louise Davies 14 January 2023

Lovely write. Thanks for sharing x

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Ruta Mohapatra 14 April 2023


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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

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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…

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Pallavi Tripathi 13 April 2023

Well penned thanks for sharing!

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Anil Kumar Panda 14 January 2023

Such a beautiful write. Love is expressed in a very unique way. Nice share. Thanks.

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