10 July 2016

fragment


last night i held a fragment of our golden halcyon days

it was brilliant colors that don't exist
insubstantial and translucent
mirroring the gossamer lens of my heart

i held it to my eye & looked at nostalgia
i held it to my ear & heard the echo of dreams and fantasies
i held it to my chest & felt it beat a fierce song
mirroring the rhythm of my heart

i wanted to rip my hair and scream into my pillow
i wanted to laugh and dance in fields of sunflowers
i wanted to cry for joy and for sorrow

and in those moments when time seemed to freeze –
when the hourglass ceased to empty,
when the clock came to a standstill –
all the memories came flooding back
and my heart started to ache again

i clenched the shard tightly
and vowed never to let it go
though the sharp edges cut my fingertips

and in the midst of my agony
it
shattered


16 comments:

  1. This...was so stunning.
    I'll be coming back for more.

    -T.
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  2. Incredible piece. This line grabs my heart especially: i wanted to rip my hair and scream into my pillow, i wanted to laugh and dance in fields of sunflowers, i wanted to cry for joy and for sorrow.
    And I'll always love that photo. You know how I yearn for wide open spaces. ;)

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. Thank you, Sophia! You're a dear. <3

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  3. I've been feeling this sense of nostalgia as well lately, and oh how you portrayed it, Grace. <3

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Why thank you, Morning! That means so much. <3

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  4. This is so immensely lovely. You capture emotions so well.

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  5. Perfectly dreamy and nostalgic, Grace.
    Your blog is the epidemy of lovely; you definitely have yourself a new follower. <3

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    1. Haha, you found me! Thank you Ava. <3

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  6. This is truly beautiful. Absolutely love it! Your blog is lovely by the way and certainly graceful :)

    x Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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    1. Nicole you are a darling! Thank you so much. <3

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  7. Beautifully written, Grace! Wow. Excellent imagery and descriptive words. :) I love your third paragraph/stanza - where you describe holding the fragment. Very, very nice work!

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog earlier, by the way!

    Eve
    Edge of Night

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Eve! It means a lot to have the support of bloggers like you. <3

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  8. oh my word, I can't breathe when I read your writing. This is truly awesome, there are no words. LOVE it!!!

    xx Lorraine // Laurel Crowned

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I appreciate your sweet comment! <3

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