My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.



fragments from the past
pages left unturned
escape routes, now burned
 faded rose petals: pressed in scented paper
cards: lovingly, sometimes painfully inscribed
faraway, muted memories
 revisited and reviewed
 fragments, carried in a diminishing space
acknowledged less as years go by
but still, that weight
when least expected
 a flash of blinding light
emotions shattered
scattered, in the swirling dust
the dawn of mornings long past
the quiet place, where only two commune
lilac light softly beckons
too quickly shedding the night
coffee and croissants
shared secrets
that knowing smile that perhaps
knew nothing at all
brief interlude
passing strangers
a space in time
filled by needs now forgotten
wants that seemed so important, then
fragments…best left behind
Written for the SES prompt: fragments
Photo courtesy of: Flickr

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

13 thoughts on “Fragments…

  1. there’s a subtle hint of forgotten thoughts throughout the poem, a piece there and here, I guess that’s what are memories are like

  2. Yes. Some fragments of one’s life past are best left behind.
    Good thought. Good poem. Thanks. DavidM

  3. So much of memory is fragmented. Bits and pieces stored away in the recesses of our minds that surface at odd moments.

    You are right, there are times when the fragments bring a kind of melancholy and are maybe not representative of the actual feelings they have crumbled away from. Sometimes it is best to let them go, drifting on the wind!

  4. Yes, this is true, but it is a hard thing to do. This is a lovely poem.

  5. A deeply felt poem. Loved it.

  6. Hi Lissa, David,Selma,Sandy,Tony:

    Thanks for your comments. I think these are feelings and memories that a lot of people can relate to. Long past but still remembered, now and then.

    Hugs, G

  7. WOW G, outstanding piece!

  8. I second the WOW and add a w00t! really nice piece G.

  9. Hi Tammy and Kayt, So glad you both enjoyed this one. I must admit though, I had to look up the def. of WOOT! 😉 Thanks for adding a word (albeit slang) to my dictionary of choices dear Kayt. Woot and woohoooo….

    Hugs, G

  10. I felt that one straight through the heart, Geraldine. This is my recent biography:

    brief interlude
    passing strangers
    a space in time
    filled by needs now forgotten
    wants that seemed so important, then

    Thanks for getting through!

  11. Well, I’m running late as usual – but I wanted to add my applause to the rest. Enjoyed very much – you have a gift! 🙂

  12. nice…and i can def see the link as well…mine is not quite as elegant as yours…smiles…this is a lovely piece…

  13. Hi SandyC, I think these are feelings, memories that anyone who’s ever been in love (and lost?) can relate to. The fragments remain…long after.

    Hi Texas, Oh what a lovely comment, thank you friend.

    Hi Brian, I like when something I read brings another work to mine. Yours did. Really enjoyed reading your poem too. Albeit different but touching on some common ground I think.

    Hugs, G

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