Sunday, March 15, 2009

One Single Impression -- farewells

Faring Well


I said “welcome”
and “come in”
when wisdom
and experience
cried “farewell!”

So entered love,
a river swift
and strong
wearing down the stones,
carrying me
to places
undreamed.

©sgreerpitt
Saturday March 14, 2009

For other poems on the theme "Farewells" go to One Single Impression.

Portrait of John Pitt, the day before I said "come in," July 4, 1994.

24 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Loved the second stanza.

washed by words

Jeeves said...

Second one, simply carried me away

anthonynorth said...

A great flow to this. Excellent.

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SandyCarlson said...

Saying farewell to good ol' wisdom every now and again sure does pay off. What a great piece. Love will have its moment!

Amias said...

I love the second stanza, but could not have enjoyed it as much without the first ... it seems that true love is the weight that balanced "wisdom" and "experiences" and turns "farewell" into "welcome" ...!

All I can say is ... I never had a loved "undreamed", they say nothing is impossible, should I hope? :)

Sue said...

Amias, for me love came utterly unexpected at 43, at a time when I'd given up dreaming.

Maggie said...

It is only love that can wear down stones in a manner that a river can not even touch.

I enjoyed this poem.

Fledgling Poet said...

The second stanza was very powerful...beautiful poem!

Geraldine said...

Ahhhh...this is so sweet Sue! What a nice tribute.

Hugs, G

Quiet Paths said...

Wonderful; I feel a little swept away as well.

Deborah Godin said...

I love the contrast between the two stanzas, and the sentiments!

Beth P. said...

I swear that the only way in sometimes is through the backdoor...if we knew what was in store, we'd never say hello!

Thanks for this sweet piece, Sue--

Haiku Tuna said...

A piece both charming and deeply powerful! Both stanzas fit so well together.

endurogirl said...

I love the morale of your tale, and feel the joy in your faring well. Thank you!

Roswila said...

A nice take on the prompt. Thanks!

floreta said...

like the drawing! sometimes love goes beyond wisdom and experience and at times you feel 'dumb' to it. but i think in actuality that letting go and welcoming is wise. well done!

Jim said...

Hi Sue -- Aren't later in life romances wonderful! Young love is wonderful too but it wouldn't last for us. But I'd do everything--all my loves--all over again, wiser but still stupid.
Watch the rocks where that river sweeps you, you are not supposed to be part of the wearing stones process. They will wear you instead, you are softer.
..

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful! The emotion, the words and the promise are especially warm.

qualcosa di bello said...

swept up in the current of love! marvelous!! & the portrait is just lovely

Kilauea Poetry said...

I really like this! So entered love...wearing down the stones" nice lines-

fourwindshaiga said...

I love stories like this.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Ah, love tends to run away with ourselves. Nice put.


love-bd

zoya gautam said...

I love stories like this..too..

if said...

love only love can sprout that!