What ghosts follow when you track
back so far? Stone foundations,
full of your words, crumble and roll,
and the pine pieces, marked by knots
of pain and despair, age away in
forgetfulness. Is this a blessing,
when the holes appear, let light and cold
pass, allow locked in grievances to leave?
Or does it all remain anyway, underneath
the rusted metal roof – the hurts
that can’t be released, circling around
the structure as time takes it down?
There’s still a place to let it go –
two squares and a circle.
OK OK, now this one’s got me pondering …
Beautiful picture, Sarah. Is it yours?
yes, all of the photos that are posed on here are taken by me. thanks.
kind of hit home… lovely tho
The words and the image are so perfectly paired. I hope your feeling ok. I wish I could do more to ease your pain. I send you much love and light. And big smiles 😀
thank you, benjamin. i send the same back to you…and some hugs, too.
extra hugs are always good. thnk you
Hi Sarah – this is a really interesting poem but then I got lost at the end – I did not understand the two squares and a circle–I think you mean something specific but I just don’t know what it is– The rest I found very easy to relate too = those questions of whether one should remember or forget – what is most healing but not this bit at the end. K.
Thank you for your comments. The “two squares and a circle” can be found the the photo – see the two square windows and the round hole in the tree? Those all represent ways for the negativity energy to leave the “house.” But in a metaphoric sense the two squares and a circle can also represent eyes and a mouth, hands and a heart, or any number of human ways we have to release the things we hold on to. Thank you for reading my poem 🙂
Thanks – I thought it had to do with the photo, but I also knew that there would be an iconic idea as well. Thanks.k
“What ghosts follow when you track back so far?” Beautifully done!