Monday, June 08, 2009

stuck in time

underground in that attic
she was on her knees
searching desperately
she fell on a slab of something
it was the book-
thick, black and covered with dust
its boards were bowed.
creaked too when she opened it,
yellowed pages stuck by mildew.

his photo hidden in the pages
for more decades than anyone recalled
still intact. eyes twinkled back at her
she sat there for how long no one can say
when they found her, she had joined him-
their souls mated for eternity

"years had passed, but nothing had changed for her"

32 comments:

Jeeves said...

Amazing one.

Whitesnake said...

"Well done Miss Potter."

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful moment, gosh you take my breath away!

cyclopseven said...

tangible, yet intangible. What a profound ending.

Lion-ess said...

I like how your added all the prompts into one poem!!
Love it!

Missy said...

Reminds me of the movie with Christopher Reeves and (can't remember her name) was it Jayne Seymour? Back In Time, Lost in Time wish I could remember.

Anyway this is fantastic.

Patois said...

That was very good.

anthonynorth said...

Very nicely done.

Shari said...

Sad and yet so beautiful

xegbp said...

Beautiful

murat11 said...

I like the immediate discombobulation of underground in that attic, and then the yellowed pages stuck by mildew.

There's a Miss Havisham feel to the poem...

Bone said...

Gorgeous and sweet. The first line grabbed my attention.

if said...

so romantic...very nice!

Gabe said...

Beautiful, simply and completely beautiful.

Michelle Johnson said...

Love how nothing is ever truly lost- a reuniting of soul mates in the afterlife is consoling. Have a great day.

b said...

I have felt the disconnected tie to someone gone.. Always wondering where they have gone

Unknownwriter and Almost Lover said...

powerful and well writtrn

Dee Martin said...

I almost breathed a sigh of relief with her when she found it - love it.

Just someone said...

That is just so beautiful! The words flow so fantastically and is so touching and lovely...

irenet said...

The last bit really grabs 'where their souls mated for eternity'.

Annamari said...

"souls mated for eternity" is a beautiful image...

Richard Wells said...

Tami, sometimes you just really surprise me by pulling out the emotional stops. This one stopped me in my tracks. Nice.

sam said...

Oh my. This is absolutely lovely. Very vivid and touching.

sage said...

very nice, you tell a story that tugs at our emotions. Well done.

Siva Aditya said...

Beautiful poem. Recalled, recalled by her, every moment of life, not the photo but the moment when it was captured..." could help putting down these lines. very delicate poem. keep it up.

@Missy, it is Somewhere in time.

Aditya
www.alwaysaditya.com

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this is wonderful!! the part about "his" picture in the book- I had the same thing happen here before, but it was a "her". :)

Janice Thomson said...

An emotive and powerful ending - a haunting love story. Beautiful.

Andy Sewina said...

Wow! dust to dust - you worked this one so well!!
<3

RBroeker said...

Powerful.

Best wishes
Ralf

littlekhargosh said...

what a dramatic ending!

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Oh tami, how lovely and sad. We all search for that soul mate. Some never find them and some are so lucky to know that their souls are one. Truly beautiful.


love, Melanie-bd

cyclopseven said...

The dusty book carried that face secretly for many years. Sentimental.