How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #36 Archive
 Keeping the Love
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Keeping the Love

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


0 posted 01-07-2006 07:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Keeping the Love

I thought of you today
                     [I think of you every day]
but today, especially…

and I left off putting the ornaments away,
for it occurred to me that if it could stay
one more day,
your small rocking horse
hanging on the Christmas tree,

then I would feel, when I could watch it
move slightly as houses rock
in the wind or by footstep,
lightly, just so…

that I might keep your love visible,
a little closer ~

I thought of you today
                    [I think of you every day]

as the month is a week closer
to next year’s time, so soon,

I wrapped the small little horse
in tissue and love,
its tail a bit ragged from the years
of coming forth, and delighting eyes,
remembering the last time
you touched it.

It may be out of sight,
as are you,

but certainly not out of mind,
so it is safe, again,
both, all, mine, yours, yes,
all wrapped up, this mother love,

in tissue, and prayers.

~*~
© Copyright 2006 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


1 posted 01-07-2006 08:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

ahhh, sissie...where oh where is the tissue warning?  I have so many of these memories tucked away in a special box.  You have reminded me to take them out soon, and touch them as if...well, you know.  
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


2 posted 01-07-2006 08:27 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Karilea~
Just look at us sentimental sisters boo-hooing at the tenderest of memories you stirred~

Thankee~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

Email -           noles1@totcon.com     

Fagin
Member
since 05-07-2004
Posts 130
Ca


3 posted 01-07-2006 09:05 PM       View Profile for Fagin   Email Fagin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fagin's Home Page   View IP for Fagin

Once again you play the heartstrings in a symphony of love... this was wonderful
Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


4 posted 01-07-2006 09:17 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Beautiful, touching and tender.
And, very good to see your brother respond.
Hugs~Nancy

In the midst of winter,
I found there lives within me..
An invincible summer.

Magnus
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 10-10-2001
Posts 14644
South Carolina, USA


5 posted 01-07-2006 09:18 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Dang, I go from one tear jerker to another
one...sheesh,  this has gotta slow down...

Hugs dear one....lots of them....
Dominique-Simone
Senior Member
since 11-12-2005
Posts 630


6 posted 01-07-2006 10:30 PM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

Very endearing... I love it
iliana
Member Patricius
since 12-05-2003
Posts 13488
USA


7 posted 01-08-2006 12:41 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karilea, this is going into my library to send to my Abby, if that's okay with you.  She wasn't home for Christmas this year and was sorely missed. Very loving write.   ...jo
JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


8 posted 01-08-2006 02:21 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fabulous...James
playing.with.crayons
Member
since 01-02-2006
Posts 360
Neverland


9 posted 01-08-2006 02:46 AM       View Profile for playing.with.crayons   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for playing.with.crayons

"I wrapped the small little horse
in tissue and love,
its tail a bit ragged from the years
of coming forth, and delighting eyes,
remembering the last time
you touched it."

brava! xxx

farewell the ash-tray girl

the grey
Member
since 01-06-2006
Posts 123
Queensland, Australia.


10 posted 01-08-2006 06:12 AM       View Profile for the grey   Email the grey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit the grey's Home Page   View IP for the grey

G'day Kariela.  My dear old mum just recently gave me something I had made at school so many many years ago, as she had kept it all that time.  Her little rocking horse I guess.  It's nice to be loved.

The Grey

Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

nakdthoughts
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


11 posted 01-08-2006 06:53 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

beautiful writing Karilea...I have many such ornaments although not for a child.

(still reading and savoring) btw...will be delivering tonight


M
SmartChick
Member Rara Avis
since 09-23-2001
Posts 7301
On A Journey To The Unknown


12 posted 01-08-2006 08:51 AM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Beautiful and touching, Karilea. Even with the sadness.
ice
Member Elite
since 05-17-2003
Posts 3059
Pennsylvania


13 posted 01-08-2006 11:01 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

We took our tree down yesterday
It had stopped drinking water-
Had no pulse, now its husk stands outside
by the birdfeeders...a chick a dee roost...
Dead, but still of use..

It saddened me to see it go, and even though this poem ranks high on the emotional scale, it made me happy...Perhaps because how well it explains...feelings of my own..

Thank You, Kari...For the beautiful verse..

________  ______ice
     ><>
kayjay
Member Elite
since 06-24-2002
Posts 2334
Oregon


14 posted 01-08-2006 11:16 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

For each of us, the slightest thought jars old memories to life and we are better for that.

You "jar" well.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

Earth Angel
Member Empyrean
since 08-27-2002
Posts 40647
Realms of Light


15 posted 01-13-2006 06:07 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Tender-hearted, keepsake of a poem. My eyes welled up with remembrances of my own. Nostalgia can have such a sweet sadness to, n'est-ce pas? (Can it not?)...

Love & Sun Light,
Linda
nakdthoughts
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


16 posted 04-26-2007 07:49 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

loved the title~~ and the words~~

wanted to feel it again~~


M
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #36 >> Keeping the Love Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors