When the Walls Were Magnolia


When the Walls Were Magnolia


Where are those

love letters

he wrote for you ..

I know

for a fact, they

were bound

and then placed

in a box

on the shelf he

once made

for the wall of

a room

you once shared

together ..

I also recall,

those walls were


and the quilt

then consisted

of patched

Laura Ashley

with two pillows

each of both

lilac and cream ..

That though was

way back

when the old

leaded window

looked out

over the garden

and courtyard

to somewhere


where the church

of Saint Luke

still stands tall,

formal and proud ..

Yet of all

of those things,

he cared

to remember ..

Without a shadow

of doubt,

it was surely

the love letters,

he wrote

all those years

ago now and came

home for ..

He wanted

more than ever

to leave with today ..


  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2023 02:47
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 23
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful emotion laden words Neville.


    • Neville

      Cheers Andy.. I hope you think and smile similarly upon the revised version ..

    • orchidee

      A fine write Neville.
      Folk write 'I love you' letters.
      I write 'I hate ya' letters to KP. I'm horrible to her. lol.
      When I'm on holiday alone, I send her postcards saying 'Glad you're not here: I won't hurry back!' heehee.

      • Neville

        its a wonder that she's not changed the lock to your hutch 🐁🐁🐀

      • L. B. Mek

        (Hyung, have you read Possession by A. S. Bryatt?
        these Poem resonates with that tale..)
        'stood formal proud ..'
        wonderful imagery, a reflection
        of not just the scenery
        but a window into the poetic voice's
        perspective, in that Time
        when all was bright field, horizons
        and rooms, echoed life's
        enamouring zest flor laughter's gifts
        (a great write, dear cherished Poet
        rich in nuanced detail
        I was immersed in a time n place
        from first syllable to last line)

        • Neville

          I do so appreciate your thoughts on my latest first draft scribble .. unfortunately I hit the send button before I could switch and post my revised version .. sorry n all that

        • Christina8

          A beautiful remembrance so full of detail I can see it in my mind. Thanks for sharing it with us! Christina

          • Neville

            thank you for taking the time and the trouble to get here Christina .. you are a ⭐

          • orchidee

            Ahh, dear poets - some don't understand my nuttiness! They would if they were married to KP. lol.

            • Neville

              I think you both need sectioning .............. 🐧

              • Doggerel Dave

                Bit technical there Neville. You now have orchi quivering in the corner waiting for the axeman.........

              • Doggerel Dave

                You don't have to fess up to the identity of the 'he' do you, Nev..... the multiplicity of detail says all..... about powers of observation as much as anything else.....not to mention memory....🙂

                • Neville

                  NOpe 🙂 .......................................... Oops, almost forgot .. Cheers n all that

                • Dove

                  Lilac & Cream, and love letters,
                  such beautiful imagery....

                  • Neville

                    it was a beautiful rented cottage I shared far too many years ago with someone very special 💮

                    • Dove

                      So sweet...

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