rrodriguez

Memories of you

I remember stealing a glimpse to look at you,

to see your sun-bleached brown hair,

your blue shimmering eyes that

lit up your young radiant face.

 

Your gentle smile portrayed

a sweet-tempered spirit

that always characterized you.

Looking at you today, you're as beautiful

 

as that indelibly edged memory,

that eternity on end I will remember

as my body withers and my mind fails,

I bear witness to your beauty.

 

God's gift to a frail man like me.

Memories are not enough to

reflect, time has no measure,

space has no limit to think of you.

Comments4

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    GRACIAS RR ~ Beautiful tribute to the wife of your youth. Love y poetic structure and subject ! Memories are indeed made of this ! Your Frind BRIAN

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Just beautiful—really—beginning to end, but I particularly like these lines ......

    "as that indelibly edged memory,
    that eternity on end I will remember
    as my body withers and my mind fails,
    I bear witness to your beauty."


  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Speaking of minds failing ... I wrote this today...

    Darkness All I See

    What’s left of my remembrance,
    now all that stokes the fire

    What embered in the springtime,
    the winter does conspire

    To douse not once but then again,
    that spark which set me free

    My wood all burnt with forest bare,
    —and darkness all I see

    (Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2016)

  • rrodriguez

    Kurt, your poems call for pondering, for more thought--to grasp the complicated feelings in them.



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