First Love

Endings berry-colouredsentimentsresting on a shelf Nostalgiadoesn’t give a lickabout failurescherishes emotion No amountof cunning can erasethe sweet taste of first love. (Image my own)

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Rainbows

Nostalgia casts rainbowsover stormy passagesWhy is darkness so alluring? I breathe passion into lossessoul revolting against the lightcommitted to seduction of perhaps Where is the wisdom in this brooding?Naïve rumination seldom begets the goldbest to look away when rainbows appear. (For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: rainbows. Image my own.)

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Mothers Have Regrets

Fancy myself pragmaticbut these cherubic facesrender me nostalgic Not for the times –for they were hard –but for the ideal lost Speculate on failingsshallow expectations,pray I did enough. (Found this old photograph of my two girls.)

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Alone

Soft, the day’s fading light, hushed, the manic pace – my heart’s rhythm lulled beats a nostalgic melody – love’s memories bittersweet. (Tuesdays, I post a poem from Twitter.  You can follow me @Vjknutson.  Image from personal collection.)

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Faulty Vision

Cupped hands gather tears dreams once clear now misted, gone – nostalgic ideals. (Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: water/ smoke.  Also for Reena’s Exploration challenge – image featured.)

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Cedar Waxwing

A spot of red and dash of yellow bandana masked eyes how you transport me to simpler times – childhood days when you and I wiled away hours hidden deep beneath summer canopies – maple, beech and willow – listened for whispers on the wind, searched for treasure on rocky creek bottom. Years since our […]

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Looking Back

Years when children, perpetually in motion, required a referee – Mom’s energy replete so ephemeral now – time having vanished, weariness lingering, savouring memory blurs. (Inspired by my grandchildren, and the prompts of Ragtag Community: ephemeral, and Fandango: referee. Image from personal collection.)

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Stewing Nostalgic

We devour old times – two clouded, broken-eyed, cat and dog – fishing sacred out of vast champagne night. I may linger, eat air, an ocean – that delicious thing – fool to heal this moist open throb & it must work. (My Friday muse is online magnetic poetry.)

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Invincibility

Remember when we were lovers, and would stay all out night – me full of bravado, you coaxing one more drink? I’d awaken the next morning head thick and fogged and you’d reassure me that the car was in the driveway safe and sound and want to do it all over again but I’d have […]

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Day 163 “Time Travel”

My granddaughter’s arms reach up above her head, her tiny hands each grasping one of my fingers.  She takes a wobbly step forward and then pauses to gaze in the glass counter beside us. “Buh”, she says. “Pretty”  I respond.  The cabinet showcases an array of colourful china cups.  “Keep going.” She takes a few […]

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