Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moments



frantically I searched
in closet
wardrobe
nooks and corners
for voices
we recorded
on a wintry day
when the sun shone bright
and we melted
with glittering icicles
on rose petals

the moments
rewind
play
rewind
play
rewind
and then it
stops

lost are those smiles we so lavishly spent
tearing apart dreams we once did paint
songs of the past that swayed to our beats
no more could be found, alas, away they went



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52 comments:

  1. I stil have a machine like that ... for just in case the past comes back ...

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    1. Sometimes it's hope we cling on to, makes us feel stronger and better :-)

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  2. I liked how the machine stands for both the literal and the figurative.

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  3. songs of the past that swayed to our beats
    no more could be found, alas, away they went

    Loved the end!!!!

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  4. Gone are the times..
    but still so fresh in our mind.. sometimes :)

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  5. Magical moments indeed! :)

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  6. Moments are gone but their memories...beautifully composed.

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  7. interesting how memories seem to become the forefront when age slows us and reconfigures our activity..
    we need a machine like this recorder to remind us of when once we did look forward to the glittering light
    of melting icicles on rose petals instead of looking back at memories.

    nice reflection.

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  8. Recording moments of voices in love...sad to hear those in retrospect, but tis' better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all :)

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  9. That's very captivating, Amrit. Looking back in past through merely forgotten things can be very painful yet satisfactory. Loved the imagery you've used here as well as the theme, very apt for the prompt :)

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  10. ah they are nice to revisit---those memories...but how hard when there are no more to be made....

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  11. Always love to revisit fondest memories--but try to keep making new ones...it works! Good writer you are, Amrit!

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  12. I read this more than once! Beautifully written, Amrit :)

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  13. Lovely, lovely poem ... so perfect in every way ... meouw ... Love, cat.

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  14. Beautiful poem with much meaning to it.

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  15. I have a tape recording of the music sang and played at my wedding almost 25 years ago. I don't have a tape player anymore… kind of sad. I need to get it transferred perhaps. Your poem has a nice poignant turn in it. Well done.

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  16. Truly beautiful, Amrit. Deeply heartfelt.

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  17. Wonderfully crafted Amrit!! Loved the way you used "rewind, play,rewind ,play" we like to keep revisiting some moments of our life for drawing strength from them, don't we.

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  18. How you used two interpretations of the same machine..lovely.

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  19. Lovely memories...I like the contrast of the rose petals and ice...

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  20. Aww beautiful!

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  21. I too, have been hooked on rewind...rewind and rewind again!

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