Without a Trace – Poem of the Month – February 2022
Without a Trace
by the sea
away in protest
on salty winds
The beach keeps its secrets
of ghosts from the past
Sweeping away remnants
of life and love
without a trace
until there’s nothing left
but pristine sand
among the driftwood
is felt, always
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Sarah from Sarahsouthwest is hosting Tuesday night at D'Verse
and she has prompted us with Lost Valentines "lost loves, your
broken loves, your loves that never were! The fireworks that
didn’t quite go off, the bud that never opened, the seed that
failed to sprout."
This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago
Image by Christina1966 from Pixabay
The way you describe the beach as all what is left in the sand is like so many things in life that we have lost.
Thank you ☺️
Without the Sea, we are nothing. With the Sea, we are everything. Wonderful piece Christine!
Thank you Ami ☺️💕
The imagery here is fantastic!
Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️💕
I love your images in this one. The sea is such a great metaphor for life! I like the driftwood memories still lingering!
Yes! Thanks Dwight ☺️
You are welcome!
I love the metaphor of the imprint in the sand: so easy to erase, but a trace forever lingers!
Thank you so much Ingrid ☺️💕
Thanks so much ☺️💕
“The beach keeps its secrets of ghosts from the past,”.. yes, yes! Such an exquisitely woven poem, Christine! 💝💝
Thank you Sanaa ☺️💕 So happy you liked it!
The visual imagery here is wonderful! The first stanza had a slight feel of people arguing, or at least discussing intensely – and then the loss in the second stanza and the almost resolution in the end. It’s finely crafted.
Oh thank you so much Sarah! I’m so happy you liked it. Yes you read it correctly ☺️💕
Supremely visual…and lovely description..the sea stealing footprints…stunning, and the other lines too. The atmosphere around the words is so strong, like the tide itself, pulling..
Thank you Ain. I’m so appreciative of your lovely comments. ☺️💕
WOW! Remarkable and haunting. Very beautiful poetry, as always. <3 <3 <3 <3
Oh so sweet Lucy. You know I really appreciate your kind words. My poetry is so different from yours and I find yours very exciting and wild! ☺️
Wow!! So Awesome Christine!! I love the emotions, feelings and wistful images!!! Is this your expansion of your Haiku? Seems like it?? I’m so glad you expanded on that gem!! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!
Yes this was the expansion of the Haiku. Very similar to your lovely poem Chuck 🥰❤️
I so love this, Christine! So happy you decided to expand this!! Loved your line – “Footprints stolen
by the sea” – Bellissimo, My Dear!!
Great use of the prompts in this lovely poem
Thank you so much Sadje 🥰
You’re welcome 😉