Fog

Fog

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Despair, bitterness, hurt, nostalgia – they’re all in there. A truly moving image, Davy.

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I agree with Roland…its all in there..

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And those memories can be about places, too–not only people. It reminds me of the way I used to reminisce about my grandparents’ house where I lived as a child.

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    Good point, Laura. Thanks for that. It adds depth and appreciation.

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    Thank you Laura. It is true the contains memories of places as well as people. Our conversation on your blog about the Coal Mines has released more hidden memories for me and a poem 🙂 Thank you for your comments and continued support.

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      You’re welcome, Davy! And thank you, also.

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      There was a time when I longed for the days spent in my grandparents’ house too much. But after visiting it a few years ago and seeing how much it had changed, I was relieved of the longing. It was a mess, almost unrecognizable. You would think that would make me sad, but because the house didn’t mirror my memories, I was able to move on. Although I continue to reflect upon those days, I’ve placed that time in my life in a third dimension.

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      It is kind of sad when that happens Laura, but it also gives you a sense of moving on. We always carry those memories with us wherever we go.

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I know what it is like to feel haunted like this.

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I agree with Roland: “It’s all there”. Although for me, it’s a bit different. Nostalgia, yes. And hurt too. But also long lost unrequited love, and resignation. I suppose we each bring our own lives to a poem, and a good poem responds to us as individuals. This is masterful. Davy. Now, please don’t go and make fun of me for saying that! I know you don’t like it when folks call you names like, “poet”, but you damn well are one! And it’s exciting to see you grow. Someday, I’m fixin’ to brag to my nephews I knew you when. 😀

Bookmarked this one in my new “Poetry” folder for the best of the best.

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    “Fixin,” I haven’t heard that one since I left the deep south. 🙂 Thanks for reminding me!

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      LOL! I grew up in Central Illinois, Laura. It probably will not surprise you that the region was half-settled by Southerners coming up from Virginia, Kentucky, and such places, and half-settled by Germans coming down from Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. I’m fixin’ now to take a look at your blog! That’s what I’m fixin’ to do now!

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    If I could do one of those blushing, humbled faces Paul I would place it hear. Thank you, from a writer who I respect very much your words mean a lot to me. Maybe one day we could meet up and your nephews could give me a youthful view on my ramblings. By the way I am moving forward, I am going to call myself a poetrist 🙂

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Roland has it right, it’s all there…in just a few words. Powerful image….

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like Peter Pan who tried to hold on to his, our shadow knows what’s best for us we should never let it go. I see hope, not sadness. knowing the comfort of the shadows, knowing the painful memories will be swallowed whole by the shadows, and then comfort settles. This was very comforting to read somehow.

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Oh wowza, Davy—deep, good writing, painful, and very evocative.

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As I read it again, Davy, something else sparked my interest: the way it sounds when you read the 2nd line as separate unto itself. Grabbing at your shadow left–whether on the left side, or shadow “remaining”…lots of possible meanings. I’m truly amazed at what you pack into your gift for brevity–Bravo!

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Excellent and very moving, Davy.🌹

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this is a hard hitter Davy! 😦 😦 😦

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All the emotions are tangled up in this one. I think the best part is that it’ll give each and everyone a different feeling.

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Brilliant short poetry as always. A masterpiece, my friend.

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Ahh, Davy! So masterful as always! So much in so few lines. Do You have a trademark on that yet? Ha! Sounded like times from my “Dark Days” – “I thought I saw you” – still looking? A shadow – not the form but a moving reminder? Still longing brings pain when confronted with the truth, yes?

Great piece!!

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