Monday, April 23, 2012

Portal / Old Friends

Through portal of advancing mind
I wander back to days of youth,
still unsure what I hope to find.
Through portal of advancing mind,
the sharpest edges now refined
where make-believe stands with the truth.
Through portal of advancing mind,
I wander back to days of youth...

Old Friends

As each one speaks,
I watch the years fall away
through eyes that remember
the girls we once were.

Together again…

we pick up where we left off,
not missing a beat,
always moving forward.

It’s impossible to compress decades into verse
and a river of memories into words…

their friendships sustain me --
each a treasured pulse
inside this grateful heart.

©  Ginny Brannan April 2012

Sharing two, a Triolet and Free Verse of similar theme. 
Posting this at d'Verse Poets Pub Open Link Night Week #41


  1. Ginny...both are flawless, but I have to confess, I ADORE the triolet! Good times!

  2. ah this is good if the friendship holds over so many years...i have a close friend i went to kindergarden with...and we never lost contact...the other weekend she was visiting me and we were sitting in my daughter's room on the carpet, drinking tea and talking and your verse ginny..nice use of the form as well..

  3. smiles...friendships sustain me as well...and try as we might it can not be contained in mere words what we feel when we find one that is that special...i have a few friends from back in the day...and we pick up well, as well...smiles.

  4. You are very blessed to have found such lasting friendships, Ginny. I'm so glad you get to enjoy each other now and then. I can't wait til the end of the month to do the same!

  5. Ginny, You're so lucky to have such good friends--and they're so lucky to have a friend who can memorialize the relationship so well. Very nice work within the triolet form especially.

  6. you knocked the thing on the head...friends can be apart for years yet pick up as if it was yesterday. I love this post!

  7. Wistful and magnetic writing,made me remember some people I had forgotten.Simply lovely.

  8. The beauty of friendship that doesn't end and can respond as if there were never a separation...wonderful write!!

  9. Friends can be life's greatest and richest investment.

  10. Very lovely form...and friendships are the best gifts ~

  11. masterful triolet, i have not been able to get them to flow that easily yet. Well done.

  12. both poems are really really nice....ive never attempted a triolet before- i just hope i can write one as good as this! loved your musings on friendship- one of the most important things in the world

  13. If I had a violet I'd dedicate it to your triolet; Magic.

  14. Both poems are beautiful, and belong together! Great post, Ginny!

  15. Oh I have friends like that. Thanks for the reminder.


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