I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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5 September 2012


A pale dawn comes up
over the quiet street.

I feed the cats extra;
it's myself I'm comforting.

To whom shall I give
the silk tie he never wore?

Submitted for dVerse Open Link Night #60


  1. as you should be comforting yourself...with the normal things....that last bit hurts a bit....hugs

  2. Your write touched me Rosemary. I can feel the ache in it. Wishing you comfort--lots of it.

  3. oh not an easy time..can feel the grief...and good to take care of yourself, comforting yourself...the soul is a brittle thing..

  4. You should comfort yourself, such a hard place to be.I am sorry . Hugs.

  5. Oh sad but beautiful write. Hugs.

    Anna :o]

  6. A perfectly stated and balanced sadness. Very nice work on a hard topic.