Farewell

Soft October sunshine sits

At the garden table

One last time.

 

Gone now is the madness

Of summer

And the rush to plunge

Into her burning rays.

 

The passion and fire

Has cooled to a mature love,

Neither needing anything from the other.

The fear of loss has given way

To the assured strength of letting go.

 

So we share a last

Glass of wine

And fondly reminisce ,

Knowing that she must flee

To warmer climes and I

Must soon endure Winter’s embrace.

 

We part as equals,

Wish each other well,

Thinking not of the stinging pain of loss

But of the tales we will share

When our patience is repaid

 

And the joy of unexpected visits,

Those stolen secret moments,

Which we see us through,

Until spring.

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9 Responses to “Farewell”

  1. Beautiful, I could feel myself getting lost in your verse. I especially love

    “The passion and fire
    Has cooled to a mature love,
    Neither needing anything from the other.
    The fear of loss has given way
    To the assured strength of letting go.”

  2. I esp. love your first stanza – this is a nice farewell

  3. This is lovely…so good to tell the tales without the stinging pain of goodbye.

  4. The seasons that we each walk through in life with a feeling of melancholy..

  5. these are the seasons…this is life….the maturing of love and the letting go…not the part i look forward to…but it is regular in coming as the seasons…

  6. Your words spring melancholy…and a grip on poetic imagination. 🙂

  7. That’s exactly my kind of poetry – elusive, melancholy, wistful.

  8. Oh this could easily tell more than one story.. the parting. the hope. Very poignant.. and how well autumn lend itself to this..

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