these thoughts you wear, draped,
delicately, around your neck in silken waves
whisper misty tales of
white and purest, deepest red —
and in your words i find
wonders — as your beauty’s breath
fogs up the glass on coldest days &
shapes the roughened edge of pain
to watery pebbles
it is the mirror of the heart
that builds a bridge across the oceans &
dips its toes into this (long stagnant) pool
back and forth
back and forth
& in your presence i stay
for your words are mine —
For my friend Jen.
We decided to do a portrait of one another. I do not know if it counts as a portrait — I just let it flow.
Thank you for putting up with me…. so grateful for you. Love ya to bits!
ok… it’s not because it’s late and I am tired, but you brought tears….thank you…honestly this is so beautiful..stunning…that second verse…Miri… it is a portrait and I love you to bits too xxx
for your words are mine unspoken…i think the thoughts like a scarf in the opening, it gives a cool visual to the feeling….it is lovely…..
thank you, Brian – how sweet of you to stop by. 🙂
Oh how stunning these words are. Such a beautiful reflection of your friendship across the miles. My favorite lines are : these thoughts you wear, draped, delicately around your neck in silken waves… Love mumsy.
thanks for your kind words, much appreciated 🙂
This is a beautiful portrait of the Jen I’ve come to know a little. You have captured her so well in your words. I can’t decide which phrase I love more in the portrayal.
And the pic is amazing, Jen! You look so lost in your own thoughts – a million miles away in contemplation of words.
Two excellent poems of friendship.x
thank you very much for reading and your kind words. one just has to love her to bits… she is amazing. 🙂