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Running away from me

 

Here

in this ancient hamlet

in this ancient house

in this ancient room

of oak beams

and leaded windows

evening falls early

in Winter.

 

No one is forgotten

nothing is lost.

Laughter

tears

family

lovers

friends

strangers.

Everyone is remembered

everything is saved.

 

It is only time

that runs so quickly

so easily

so cruelly

away from me.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Written two years ago. It is still running away from me.

Art by C17508 on DeviantArt

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2020 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Running away from me

 

Here

in this ancient hamlet

in this ancient house

in this ancient room

of oak beams

and leaded windows

evening falls early

in Winter.

 

No one is forgotten

nothing is lost.

Laughter

tears

family

lovers

friends

strangers.

Everyone is remembered

everything is saved.

 

It is only time

that runs so quickly

so easily

so cruelly

away from me.

.

.

© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Written a year ago. It is still running away from me.

Art : despite my best efforts I could not find for certain the name of the artist. If this is yours please let me know and I will credit you or remove.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2019 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Perfect Storm

auden

I have always found it such a romantic expression

Perfect Storm

But when it finally hits you, it loses all romance.

This last month I have been buffeted by the cruel wind of business events almost out of my control. I have suffered the chill of much that has always been close becoming cold. I have felt threatened by the edgy frailty of my own body, once so reliable.

And finally I have been stung by the cruel, hard rain of careless rejection.

I have realised the nature of my Perfect Storm.

It is that I am suddenly becoming old.

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All words © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Line drawing of the poet W H Auden. I do not know the artist – If yours, please let me know so I can credit or delete

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2014 in Still Life

 

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