Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mag 194 — Love letters


Old love letters uncovered,
stacked and ribboned in trunks
so musty they betray the
lusty, sweet sentiments
tucked tenderly inside.

Discovery of hearts that
once beat for the other
sealed with anticipation,
stamped for approval for
finders' curious eyes.

Old love letters are markers,
puzzles and promises
gushing yet obscuring the
deep well of emotions
capped forever within.

A blending of souls breathing:
we lived, we loved, we tried
to leave nothing left unsaid
before our time was done
and your time was begun.

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Written for The Mag: Mag 194 that inspired with the above image prompt.
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12 comments:

jabblog said...

Old love letters are poignant and never to be thrown away.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I know I have a little box somewhere of love letters from my husband when we were very young. I'd love to re-read them. Note to self - must clean out the attic.

rosaria williams said...

Lovely!
Letters seem to capture so much. They freeze time and space with just a few lines.

Rob-bear said...

Moments in time, reflecting the thoughts of considered writers. A journal of the soul.

Blessings and Bear hugs, Lydia!

kj said...

oh lydia, gulp.

especially:

'markers,
puzzles and promises'

yup, i know about these.

and:

'we tried'

yup, i know about this too.

thank you for getting this pretty darn right
love
kj
:^)

Kutamun said...

Like a passionate time capsule .......
Hang in there , matey
" this too , shall pass"

Kathe W. said...

Lydia- the rhythm of these words are like the dance of life- this is splendid!

mindlovemisery said...

This is breath-takingly beautiful you've really captured the romance and elegance of a sincerely penned love letter

A Cuban In London said...

"Old love letters are markers,
puzzles and promises
gushing yet obscuring the
deep well of emotions
capped forever within."

My favourite stanza. So well put and with so much feeling. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

This is fantastic. Like especially the last four lines. Your lines made me reach back to a stack of letters that I have. They are from the early 1900s -- a doctor's wife's letters that someone gave me about forty years ago. I have dragged them around with me hoping to someday write a story about her thoughts. Your words ". . . we tried to leave nothing left unsaid , , ," prompted me.

She left lots of thoughts in her
letters that remain packed away in my closet. Maybe its time I dragged them out and got them organized for a story. thanks barbara

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

Lovely piece of writing - Made me think of this song: (check out the Alison Moyet version if you can find it)

Love letters straight from your heart
Keep us so near while apart

I'm not alone in the night
When I can have all the love that you write
I memorize every line
And I kiss the name that you sign
And darling then I read again
Right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart

I memorize every line
And I kiss the name that you sign
And darling then I read again
Right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart



~T~ said...

That little bundle would be a real treasure. Nice!

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