Neville

A Collection of Slumbers

A Collection of Slumbers

 

Sometimes it is best

to consign

certain treasures

to secret drawers …

words ..

books ..

sacred artefacts

twigs

strips of old linen

and memories

of past lovers even …

Then leave them  

to gather dust

and a fine age patina

but never

ever forget them

and when you

need to feel a pulse

show them sunlight …

Until then tho’

let them sleep

in contented oblivion …


Comments7

  • Robert Haigh

    I have many such drawers in my mind, Neville. Some of the contents get forgotten about for years, but then a blast from the past will open one or more of those drawers. Bitter-sweet. I can identify with this.

    • Neville



      .......... thank you kindly Robert ... a welcome and much appreciated visit ... feel free to come back any time sir .............. N

    • Fay Slimm.

      My treasured corners are full of such mem'ries as your relatable verse today so well portrays - - - love this one to pieces - and what a great title ................x

      • Neville



        ............................ why am I not surprised ... and thank you kindly and true dear lady Fay ............ x

      • Doggerel Dave

        I'm an inveterate collector of bits of old rubbish which I somehow came upon during memorable moments. You have just told the whole of my story.

        • Neville



          .......... I sincerely apologise and can assure you, I wont do it again .............. :)

        • orchidee

          I forgot all them gals I met. I've cupboards bursting with...love-letters?!
          Now make up your mind, Orchi - have ya met them or not?! lol.

          • Neville



            .......... You really must remember never to forget them Orchidee, not a single one .. but now its out in the open .. I suggest you go lock yourself up in a vault somewhere and hope one day somebody finds a cure ...................................... N :)

          • dusk arising

            One of my ex's had a pair of secret drawers, on special occasions she would open them and show me her secret artifacts. I could describe them to you but that would be indiscreet.

            Wisdom in your words sir. Again, words of life from one who has lived them.

            • Neville



              ......... They say it takes one to know one ... My word I'm glad you are one of us DA ...... Cheers my friend .......... Neville

            • Goldfinch60

              So many memories abound within drawers and cupboards, they are so important in our lives.

              Andy

              • Neville



                .................................................................................................................... spot on GF0 ... cheers ..

              • L. B. Mek

                those bittersweet memento's
                some, as physical objects
                but most: mere remnants, hidden
                in those winding memory aisles
                of our once
                most cherished moments...
                a wonderfully paced write my friend, a great read

                • Neville



                  .................. You got it LB .. I knew you would .. thanks a million and then some my friend ....



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