Sunday, November 25, 2007

untitled------Monday Poetry Train



deciphering words
amidst tattered pages-
resulting from folding
refolding,
of yellowing letters,
wrapped carefully
with love.

a single tear flows.


This is for my mom. She was going through my dad's papers. She found a wrapped bundle of old letters. Those letters were written by her to him. She never knew, he had kept every single one of those. I did not intrude on her privacy. Someday, I hope she allows me to read those letters.

I could not find any appropriate title for this.

photo courtsey: google images

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38 comments:

January said...

What a beautiful, delicate poem. I love the folding and unfolding, and that the pages are yellowing, meaning that nothing is ever final.

I'm sure your mother will share those letters when she's ready.

Square1 said...

Oh my God, that is so wonderful! I always love it when I stumble across the old love letters my husband and i have written each other. What a wonderful thing for your mother to have discovered. The poem is beautiful.

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thorns said...

That's very sweet.

polona said...

beautiful and touching.

kimbofo said...

Wow. That's lovely. Both your poem and the fact that your dad kept all your mother's letters. Today's romantics, who send text messages and emails, will not be so lucky.

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Steve said...

Love is like that sometimes!

Roscoe James said...

Nice image. I like.

Rhian said...

This was very lovely! I love the last line.

Ann said...

That was a lovely poem. And I think when she's ready, your mom will share those with you.

Jill said...

This is adorable!!Romantism does really exist, I guess!!
I could see a person reading those same letters throught the age.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks so much for sharing that romantic, personal and tender poem. That last line had me entirely choked up.

julia said...

'amidst tattered pages-
resulting from folding
refolding'

Not only did he keep the letters - he folded and unfolded them to read and reread them. So beautiful.

Y said...

this is a great poem. wonderful emotion.

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Very Beautiful!

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"SunShine" said...

Swweet lines . Touched.

Reading and reliving those past moments thro those letters feels amazing :)

keith hillman said...

Yet another lovely piece. I can always rely on finding something special here.

Jo said...

This is lovely, Gautami, very well done.

Robin said...

How beautiful.

Fenny said...

What a touching little poem ... I read it several times and I can't get enough ... how's "For Mom" as a title

Pauline said...

sentiments that echo the love kept folded

paisley said...

good lord,, if i didn't already have my makeup on for work,, id have a good cry!!!!!

Just Jen said...

How romantic is that?? That's just beautiful, he kept them all? That's just so sweet I can barely think of what to say. You only hear of stuff like that in the movies! Very impressive!

Gina, Book Dragon said...

That was beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Missy said...

I'm speechless.

UL said...

Ah so beautiful, letters are such treasures arent they? More precious and really priceless, beautiful post.

Greggo said...

beautiful! i love 'wrapped carefully with love'!

Red Garnier said...

Beautiful poem, and how beautiful that your dad kept them all this time. It's so romantic! ;)

Marja said...

Oh how beautiful and touching Gautami. I hope you get to read them Those single tears are golden.
I loved it so much. Thanks for sharing.

aka Danny Wise said...

So romantic!

Shameless said...

Wow! Lovely. I hope you get to read those letters ... if your mum lets you! How romantic! :-)

Lea said...

What a treasure. And to discover them after all this time... Thank you for sharing this beautiful, bittersweet moment.

tumblewords said...

What a wonderful story! Tender, touching and heart reaching...

Rambler said...

Very beautiful Gauthami, somehow we never see our parents as anybody else apart from being a father or mother, they have so much more to their life.

pepektheassassin said...

Beautiful, delicate post, Gautami.

AnnieElf said...

Some great love there Gautami.

Bone said...

Awww, what a beautiful story. I don't think any title would have done it justice.

How incredibly sweet. Sigh.

Michelle Johnson said...

Your words are so poignant for such aged letters. And, your father is a beautiful, sentimental man who loves your mother.

John and I have kept each others letters/ e-mails through the years. What fun it will be to read all of them in older age.

I hope someday your mom shares her words with you. Maybe it can be a keepsake that's handed down through the years.

Have a nice day.

Pearl said...

moving story. What extra insights it might give if you could see.