Visitor

When my journey
Takes me to
My final shore
What will I leave behind

Miles of memories
Fragments of beauty
Embers of hope
Or mere dust

Will I fade away
Slowly
Like a star
On the grieving sky
Or vanish
Like a dewdrop
In the warmth

My footprints
Will be washed away
By the emerging tide
Filled in
By the rushing water
But will they remember
Where I once walked

© Noora

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time”André Gide.

That’s true. And, one does not discover their self without consenting to look beyond the present. …more in a comment.

Update

Dear WP friends,

I decided to write a short update because a fellow blogger emailed me and asked if I was ok. I apologize for not being very active lately. I’ve been suffering from severe stomach pain and have become too familiar with emergency rooms and hospital beds. Luckily, the doctors have managed to figure out what is causing my symptoms. I’ll be back to read (and post) more frequently as soon as my condition allows and some healing takes place.

I truly miss reading your work and interacting on WP. Oh, and you don’t know how much I miss writing. Poetry is my emotional outlet and my passion – it is my yesterday and my tomorrow.

Hope you’re all feeling happy, healthy and creative!

Much love
Always
– Noora

Invitation

Come
Walk with me
Where wildflowers bloom

Lie beside me
Beneath the irresistible sky
Point out
The constellations
You wish to fly to
I will take you there

The star chart is printed
On your skin
I will trace
My fingertips
Intimately
Across the beauty
I read like braille

Pausing

At the loveliest places
In order to forget
The world
But never you

Love,
Until the wildflowers
Begin to wither
In summer’s farewell

Come
Walk with me
Where all our journeys end

© Noora

Photo credits: © Theophilos Papadopoulos
Original location

What an amazing shot from Aptera, Crete. Please check out the photographer’s gallery for some other stunning shots.