Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

13 July 2007

Haunted













If you are going to haunt me, my friend
please don't creep up on me.
Don't hide behind innocuous thoughts
and leap out at me all unprepared,
since a little forewarning
would have me outstretching
my arms to embrace you
as once I did, and all I need
is to take a step towards you
for you to close the divide
and be there as you have ever been.
Every yesterday we spent
together and apart is relived
now, as it was then.
Every shining cloud edge
is the periphery of your world
and mine, neither in sunshine
nor in rain, but that no-man's land
is held freehold and may only linger
as long as the last breath
takes to girdle the Earth,
or for the heavens to inhale
deeply of your essence
and discover the inspiration
to be intoxicating and fresh.
Then it is time to go.
And when you do, please
endow me with a carbon copy
of your spirit, that I may feel
solace in my solitude.
Leave memories of laughter
to un-shadow the foundations
of this new rendering. Though
no longer in residence
the rosemary shall be watered
and the little blue flowers
of remembrance
will thrive on the devotion
and affection
they have always known.
So, don't ghost me, my friend.
Go haunt your own world
and search out new
special places and delights so,
in the progression of existence,
when we have the pleasure
of your company once more
they can be gifted to us
as a fine welcome
upon our arrival.

© Annelisa Christensen 12:03 pm

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19 Comments:

At July 13, 2007 3:29 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Just one word: Stunning, my darling friend!

I knew I couldn´t keep it at one... how could I? It´s one of the most beautiful pieces of writing I´ve ever read here.

((((hugs))))

 
At July 13, 2007 4:53 pm, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa! Superb and ravishing! Simply love this! The apparition?

 
At July 13, 2007 6:52 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

(((Annelisa))))

You shine my friend, you shine.

 
At July 13, 2007 9:09 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

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At July 13, 2007 10:17 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

This is, perhaps, your best work of poetry ever. I'm in tears. From your heart to pen to this page and it flowed like magic. Really stunning. It literally took my breath away.
Every shining cloud edge
is the periphery of your world
and mine
....I knew you would find her in the clouds, Annelisa.
And you have.

 
At July 14, 2007 6:31 am, Blogger The Blog Fairy said...

What beautiful words from an even more beautiful heart.

I'm enchanted ... I leave you with all the love I can give. A little fairy dust too for good measure.

Be well and be at peace.

I believe that Julia is in a place apart ... and she is dancing.


"the fairies dance in a place apart,
Shaking their milk-white feet in a ring,
Tossing their milk-white arms in the air;
For they hear the wind murmur and laugh and sing
Of a land where even the old are fair,
And even the wise are merry of tongue."

 
At July 15, 2007 10:59 pm, Blogger Pod said...

so sorry to hear the sad news. beautiful words from an amazing friend. be sure, if you were soulmates in your previous lives, that you will meet again next time round
hug

 
At July 16, 2007 3:37 am, Blogger mystic rose said...

reminds me of a poem by rainer maria rilke.. very similar.

hugs!

 
At July 16, 2007 12:28 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Sending you love and hugs!

 
At July 16, 2007 7:14 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa,
I've met my match, I can't compete
Awestruck dumb, can only drink the words and capture a brief memory.

Glad you are back online!

 
At July 16, 2007 8:25 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

In Newness

Sending a hug
your way
for the skies
today appear
cloudy and grey
yet I know soon
the sun's rays
will warm this tired
body and mind
Tomorrow
with strength
renewed
I shall walk an
untraveled path
seeing things
in a new light
learning of life's
continuing flight



written by Pauline June 29, 2007
with special thoughts for Annelisa



Labels: Grief

 
At July 17, 2007 9:56 am, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
Amazingly beautiful commemorative poem!
Big hug and many blessings to you!

 
At July 17, 2007 11:38 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Wow! I echo Mimi's thought that this is your absolute best piece of poetry. It was wrenched from your heart and soul after you were struggling to find the words you harboured there.
And how fitting that you should see her in clouds.

I love, "Every yesterday..." and, "solace in my solitude". I understand the no-mand's land frame of mind in which you dwell now.

The heavens are indeed on doubt inhaling her beautiful essence as she is ours no more...but the heavens are blessed in this.

I'm sure Julia is searching out new delightful places to show and give you once you have progressed to the next existence.

Wishing you sincere solace and peace in your solitude, my dear friend. (And lots of teddy bear-loke hugs! And maybe some pea soup and let's throw in a cuppa as well!)

******PAULINE: Your poem is lovely and I thank you for writing it for Annelisa and sharing it here.

 
At July 17, 2007 12:00 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello - nice to see you. From reading your comments I see that
MOI and Mimi have said it all. So I'll just echo their sentiments in letting you know how much I appreciate being permitted to read this poetry. It's beautiful. I thought at first that it would be melancholy, but you brought it round at the end to look to the future for both of you.

Good luck still x

 
At July 17, 2007 2:03 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Returned to re-read and translate to my best friend Jens. We were both in tears. He loves your work, too.

Sending in hugs from Sanni & Jens...

 
At July 18, 2007 10:15 pm, Blogger goatman said...

Inspired, dear girl.

 
At July 19, 2007 11:43 am, Blogger red dirt girl said...

heartrending, bittersweet, teardrops fall - solace to you, loved one ...... solace.


xxxx
kitty

 
At July 20, 2007 8:13 pm, Blogger steve said...

Been missin' me some Annelisa...

 
At July 21, 2007 6:51 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

I just got back honey but had to visit you to see how you are.

Only a heart that loves truly could have inspired those words. I'm sure Julia is saying "my friend wrote those words from her heart for me" to her new friends.

 

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