Farewell

My poetry lacks passion these days
No, it is not because of your scripted silence
It is because of me
I am a different poet than I was
Hundreds of sunsets ago

I don’t miss the morning of our love
When stormy skies seemed hyacinth blue
Obstacles turned into poetic possibilities
And the dawn broke in your willing smile

I don’t miss the evening of our love
When loving you was like chasing a sunset
Each day a new opportunity to despair
I don’t even recall the night of the cruelest silence
I have ever had to experience

There is no need to immortalize the past anymore:
Kisses mixed with the taste of my love
And a hint of yesterday’s vodka –
Or you at your most vulnerable
When I touched your bare skin
Like my pen used to touch paper

My poetry lacks passion these days
No, it is not because of your scripted silence
It is because of me
I am a different poet than I was
Hundreds of sunsets ago

There is no need to water wilted flower garden
I am shedding parts of me
In preparation for the new bloom

© Noora

* This is actually an oldie – just found and finished it.

Dear WordPress friends, how are YOU all? I’ve missed you!! Sorry for the absence – my focus has been needed elsewhere. I’ll be taking the time to read and comment your work in the coming days. Love & inspiration, always. – Noora.

63 thoughts on “Farewell

  1. Lovely. I like the repetition of the first and penultimate verses, but it is the final one that I like best. It sings with hope. I recognize the sentiments in this piece. Thankfully, it was long ago.
    Lovely to see you back.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment, Skat! Glad you liked the repetition. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about the final verse and I felt it was a little too separate from the context, but I wanted to indicate the new beginning. Yes, it was long ago. I was struggling with writer’s block at the time. It’s good to be back! I’ll check out your newest posts soon. Have a lovely week!

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    1. All is good here, thanks! So glad you found passion mixed with melancholy and hope in my poem. It’s an oldie, but one of the many I haven’t felt like posting before. Have a great week, Brad!

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    1. It’s calm and beautiful now, thanks! The past two months have been a little hectic and sad. We had to say goodbye to two of our cats. They both (13 year old siblings) lived at my Mom’s but I loved them dearly. They were both diagnosed with kidney failure and unfortunately there was nothing we could do to help them anymore. I recently had a major renovation in my home and it was pretty frustrating – glad it is over! How are you? Hope all is great!! 🙂

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      1. Oh hon, I’m so sorry! I know how devastating it is to lose furbabies. 😢 Pieces of my heart crossed over the rainbow bridge with each one. And renovations, ack, they can be brutal. So happy to hear things are looking up! I’m hanging in there, puttering, doing my hermitage thing. 😊 Wishing you many more calm and beautiful days. xo

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  2. Beautiful poem… and such powerful metaphors… the last stanza … and verse make us think that there is Hope, despite all!— I like that ending message… Sending love & best wishes, dear Noora. Aquileana 😀

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    1. Thank you, haiku master! I know, but I always feel SO guilty when I don’t have enough time to read/comment other people’s posts… and I miss this place, because it’s filled with so much inspiration and good energy. 🙂

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  3. I truly liked and understood this poem. I been on two sides of a goodbye. Love can be trickery.
    “Love me not, love me less.
    Needing less and the kisses became less sweet.
    Love die like a slow cut making us bleed slowly till we must escape in the early morning.
    Leaving lonely and cold bed.”

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  4. This is such a beautiful piece Noora! ❤ It strikes a chord with me on a deeper level as I realized a similar truth when I took up the pen recently after two years. It amazes me how time evolves us, just like love does. I think more than anything, it reveals different sides of us to ourselves, what really matters and how we are transformed. Embracing it all, just like a embrace your heartfelt words 🙂 Sending you love ❤

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Himani! I’m glad you found something to relate to. Your support means so much to me and I’m always impatiently waiting for your new poems. The depth of your beautiful poems never ceases to amaze me. Much love back at you.

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