Dance to the music playing in your soul

Exult in the moment

fading quickly

Gather the memories like roses from a lover’s hands

Harboring each flower and each thorn

in the intimacy of solitude.



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24 thoughts on “SOLITUDE

  1. Really like this poem, Imelda. It reminds me of how each moment can be so short and fleeting, and it always is wise to live in the moment. Solitude is such a wonderful thing to experience, ams for me that is when I go home at the end of each day and be comfortable and be myself. Hope you’re enjoying Autumn ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

    1. HI, Mabel. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for always taking time to be here. Solitude is a gift, a respite from the madding crowd.
      Yeah, autumn is great, even if a tad too rainy which, on second thought, is a wonderful thing.

  2. I wish my brain worked well enough. Memories, like roses, wilt, until I’m left with their essence. I don’t remember what happened but simply that it was a good, or not so good, memory.

    1. That is mostly true. After many years, memories become like a painting in broad brush strokes. They remember the image but not the details.

      When I first read your comment, Amaya, I thought I read a poem, especially the second part.

  3. Poets have a tendency to celebrate solitude, because it is required not only in writing and sometimes reading a poem, but certainly in the internalizing of it. Really like:

    Gather the memories like roses from a loverโ€™s hands

    Harboring each flower and each thorn

    I like how you donโ€™t have us forget the thorns, for pain is part of the beauty of who one is. Well done

  4. The poets need solitude to produce a well-penned masterpieces. I really loved the words and love the souls of your poems. Looking forward for more. God bless, Maam Imelda.

    – your fan ๐Ÿ™‚

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