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JL
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0 posted 01-10-2012 05:01 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for JL

Wistful Moods

Wistful moods are discerning on wintry days, for me.
Briskly collecting deep quiet thoughts of you.
Collecting thoughts of where you might be today,
or, thoughts that you too, might remember me…

I truly miss those wintry days with you.
Though now, they are cold shadows of ghost.
Ghost whispering wintry windy songs.
Leaving their frosty – breath on my windowpane,
and coercing the drifting snow against my doorpost.
Windy ghost, conjuring-up memories,
memories long past,
a time now, forever gone…

Just now, I envisioned us ice-skating on that frozen pond.
That abandoned pond, just outside town.
I often wonder if you remember:
We first ice-skated there, you and I.
I spent several days on my own, learning to ice-skate there,
cold days, all alone.
I learned that way, so you would never see me fall –

Not fail in anything, in whatever I would do.

And I knew how you would respond when I truly surprised you…
A sweet hug, a kiss on my cheek, that cute laugh of yours, and
an almost whispered: “JL”,
as only you could say…
I did look forward to that, in my own mixed-up way,
I do very much miss that too…

Oh, I knew how to contrive ways to pull your attention to me,
my mind so filled with obnoxious, immature jealousies.
I was so in love with you, but I just didn’t know how,
how to be in love with you:
My heart echoed: ‘look at me – look at me.’
Such heartfelt desire to be yours, with no apologies.
Wanting to put you in my back pocket, keeping you with me always,
having all of you just for me…

But you could not have known my true intentions.
The way I was then, so obscure, with my splintered emotions.
I thought you might perceive me as pathetic or weak spirited.
So my soft words were tied into knots, and cultivated with the weeds.
Yet, inscribed on furrowed parchment within my heart,
hidden there, silently established…
I could spend my entire day
with these wistful moods examining them with care…
Wistful moods for wintry days, warming thoughts,
comforting moods, abating this wintry air.
Sitting here staring out my window
watching these apparitions of days past,
ghost, playing in the snow…
I pray that someday, to you they may take wing:
Delivering my dreams,
wrapped in my heart’s parchment and pen,
so that you too,
might know,
I often think of you
In the summer, spring, and the fall,
But most of all in wintry, wistful moods…
√ⁿ²

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

© Copyright 2012 JL - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-10-2012 05:47 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, JL such wistful memories and realities' dream you have centered this semi-tragic poem around. I say semi, because though the lines are speaking of a lost love I sense some hope of a revival.

I am well aware of where you speak when you write about "mind so filled with obnoxious, immature jealousies." It is the bane of people who are not quite sure of their own place in the world. A very common affliction which attacks normally sane people and cause them to go quite insane at any given moment.

I felt this one, buddy.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways. ~*~

Honeybunch
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2 posted 01-10-2012 11:46 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Love this, JL!  Sighing here this side of the mood - oops - moon!  
tracie66
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3 posted 01-11-2012 03:57 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

oh WOW! there is such longing & heartache in this - you have penned this incredible write so wonderfully and with such vivid imagery.

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                        — W. E. Channing

ice
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4 posted 01-11-2012 06:33 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

A good read for me this morning, on this somewhat wintry day..I got lost in you own history here, J.L....the same as you did when you wrote the poem.

This shows the value of poetry to the human spirit...This poem speaks the words of a heart song, Thank you for letting me sing along.
Nicole
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5 posted 01-11-2012 06:46 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

I read this last night, and started to reply but wanted to come back to it.  I like your remembering poems; the wistfulness and longing in them.  I can feel the emotions very clearly, and that is a very good thing for someone who routinely forgets that she has them.  
JL
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6 posted 01-11-2012 08:45 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

JP, thank you my friend.
==========================
Helen, you always find a way to bring smiles, thank you.
==========================
Tracie66, Thanks for the wow, ear to ear grin.
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Ice, glad I could take you on history tour.  Many, many years past.
==========================
Nicole, I am so glad you came back!
Maybe you can bless the blue pages with some
of your wistful emotion you have overlooked.

JL


Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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7 posted 01-16-2012 12:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Collecting thoughts of where you might be today,
or, thoughts that you too, might remember me…

I can't imagine anyone forgetting. *S* For however much we change, however much we mature and learn behaviors, a tenderness such as you show here didn't develop overnight... and once a woman experiences such tenderness, she never forgets... even when that tenderness was but a flash from a macho pimply teenager to his blushing girl. *S* This is absolutely beautiful!!
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 01-16-2012 07:17 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

JL, I'm so sorry, I read this and thought I had commented...This piece really touches the heart, warmly written.


Lori
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9 posted 01-16-2012 07:40 AM       View Profile for bel1e   Email bel1e   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bel1e

The longing in this...bittersweet...enjoyed you, JL

             

JL
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10 posted 01-16-2012 02:23 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Lori, thank you!!
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bel1e, thank you so much, I appreciate it.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

JL
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11 posted 01-16-2012 02:29 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Ruth, thank you so much
you made me blush, and I liked it....
Heeeheee.  You are just too sweet.
Really, thank you!!

JL


Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!
EmmaRose
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12 posted 01-16-2012 03:44 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

You have succeeded in telling your tale of
winter moons and warm hearts
Nice work
JL
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13 posted 01-16-2012 03:54 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Thank you EmmaRose for your kind reply!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Margherita
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14 posted 01-16-2012 04:05 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

I am so glad this came up again, otherwise I would have missed this most enchanting write. I adore ice-skating scenarios and your memory allowed mine to surface ...

And when love stirrings are part of the ice-bliss I think it's simply perfect, even if it didn't "develop" into something lasting.

Much enjoyed!

Margherita

JL
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15 posted 01-16-2012 04:15 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Margherita, Thank you for such a nice
reply.  I appreciate it.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Sunshine
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16 posted 01-16-2012 07:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

JL...

this is quite touching, it feels like
something I might want to write, but you
have already done so, and it is a moving
panoply of imagery...so simple, so touching,
that every and anyone could know, remember, and in solitude, hold.

I curtsey.


latearrival
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17 posted 01-16-2012 09:31 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I really enjoyed this poem. Bud and I fell in love and married at such a young age I never really had felt this type of longing. So enjoyed it all the more. Thank you,jo
JL
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18 posted 01-16-2012 09:45 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Sunshine, Thank you so much.  
Your replies are always so nice.

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Thank you, jo.  Blessings to you and Bud.


JL


Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

luminosity
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19 posted 01-17-2012 06:24 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

But most of all in wintry, wistful moods…
...
sigh
this does leave one in a wistful mood, as we all have those 'wintery' places that we visit...
great write
JL
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20 posted 01-17-2012 06:31 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

luminosity, we do, don't we.  Thank you for your kindness.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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