The Long Lavender Look Poem by Susan Williams

The Long Lavender Look

Rating: 5.0


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In her eyes
did you see
the long lavender look of goodbye?
Or did you just hear
the sound of wet tires
whispering farewell to the rain-swept street?
Did you ever remember
her skin in the intimacy of failing light
or were you just a passing connoisseur?
Did you become that immune
to the delicacy
of her love in free fall?
Did she ever make you feel breathless
during those days and nights
behind all your barriers, ballustrades and terraces?
Did you not see
that moment in her eyes
when you had finally set her free?
Did you really not know
your lamentations were too late
since she had already risen from the ashes?
Foolish man
how did you not see in her fine eyes
the long lavender look of goodbye?
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~©2017 Susan Williams

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: breaking up,goodbye,lost love
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Theodora Onken 12 April 2017

When i saw the title i immediately thought of John MacDonald. His book; however this is totally unlike the book...it is more of a true story...accept maybe the man may have been delusional? In other words, in love with a woman who NEVER loved him. Great write, Ms. Susan! Keep 'em coming! A 10+++++++++++++ 4 sure...

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Susan Williams 15 April 2017

Finally! ! ! ! ! ! ! A fellow lover of a John D. McDonald novel! ! ! ! Whether it was a Travis McGee mystery or a non-serial mystery, he was my favorite mystery novelist as well as commentator on the current affairs of the environment and society. Glad you recognized that shortened title- - I am thinking of doing a series based on McGee titles though not on the plots [he had a way with creative titles]- - hope that doesn't wander in the area of plagiarism....maybe a simple nod in the Author's note would suffice? ? ? ? Anyway, THANK YOU for your comments and your great taste in novelists! And for the 10! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Anjandev Roy 14 August 2022

Really an outstanding work.....thank u, dear poetess...

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Susan Williams 28 August 2022

thank you, Anjandev

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 27 April 2022

It would have been a great novel with a captivating title. To my Poem List. One of your best! ! !

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 27 April 2022

You made a reader want to punch that foolish man, my friend. So powerfully delivered. Very touching too.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 27 April 2022

The series of questions, the beautiful and unique title and the vivid and vibrant description that appeal to the reader's senses and imagination are just spellbinding. The poem grip the reader because of the emotions that have been put in this amazing poem.

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Susan Williams 28 August 2022

Rose Marie---your comments fill my heart with joy because this is one of my favorite poems and I so hoped it would whisper to its readers---0thank you so much for all the encouragement through the years

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Bharati Nayak 23 July 2021

In her eyes did you see the long lavender look of goodbye? Or did you just hear the sound of wet tires whispering farewell to the rain-swept street? -----What a beauty is this poem!

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Susan Williams 28 August 2022

Bharati! thank you, my dear friend!

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