My daughter sent me a photo of a very old door with forget me nots around it, and this arrived in my head.
Time slips away behind
the doors we lock,
dissolves into the past
as we look the other way:
yet as we ourselves shall fall
time will not forget us.
© sweetwater 2023
Not if your poetry has anything to do with it!
As I said many times, you write more from your ‘old self’ (another life) than in today’s world.
A time when we were more humble, more deeply connected to what matters. More philosophical.
Congrats on the nib.
I might even venture to say that your poetry could be put in a book with a good title to allude to the fact that often times gifts live on… from one lifetime to another.
Worth a thought. 😉
Thank you Alison, I feel more connected to the past than the now. My ‘old self’ was around in the 1750’s I believe, just a quick flash back but enough to know I lived in the country, the cottage was humble and small, only saw the kitchen but don’t feel there was much more to it. I was about teenage I think. probably just imagination playing tricks…but who knows for sure. I had once thought about a book but publishing costs are very high. I hadn’t realised I had a nib, they are a special to thing to have, aren’t… Read more »
Yes, that is about the time I feel. People can call us nuts but I truly believe what I am shown and saw from early on. You are channeling an earlier version of who you are now. I can actually see you in my inner vision haha. Better leave it at that. In those days, you carried a sort of note pad or the equivalent with your long skirts. It was a blessed escape for you. Never ignore the imagination! We are told from childhood it is just a folly but those in the know..know otherwise. I think it would… Read more »
From around age eleven or twelve I knew I was living in the ‘wrong time’ and that I didn’t fit in. I didn’t quite understand it but accepted it as right. My family are closely related mum and dad were first cousins, one of aunts ( gone many years now) was a spiritualist and said she could see dead people, she said they were all around us and looked normal but were spirits, I always found that an interesting concept. we lived with a spirit for thirteen years, I missed her when we moved, I’ve had several encounters with various… Read more »
Very philosophical, congratulations on the nib.
Thank you Pronto, I hadn’t realised I had one until now, lovely to get one though. sue xx