Monday, October 22, 2012

Friendship


a true friend is always there for you
through the seasons, a welcome rainbow
after the rain--truthful and loyal,
closeness blooming like a spring tulip

sharing joy and sorrow
through the grayness of winter,
making snow angels together-
with the warmth of an open heart

a true friend is a good listener,
music to your ears--a symphony,
sunshine in your life
like a summer sunday afternoon 

a true friend will make you feel loved
in thoughts and simple actions-
a kind word, a handwritten note,
reassuring voice through time and space

connecting on a deeper level,
making the effort to find the real you
beneath the surface
like the brightness of autumn

a true friend knows your favorite color


I have been contemplating friendship this week and how it changes in time and space just like the seasons. I mention all the seasons in my poem, but my photos are autumn shots as I like to keep them current, in the present moment. The photo with the path and the fallen leaves is symbolic to me of the journey of friendship, seeking and finding new friends and maintaining old friends. I hope you enjoy my musings for the day.

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48 comments:

  1. A true friend is so very important !!!

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    1. Yes, one of the most important things in life :)

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  2. Very lovely thoughts on friendship ~ I specially like the last stanza ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Connecting on a deeper level makes friendship special :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful lyrical piece on Real Toads.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry, for saying it's lyrical. I appreciate it :)

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  4. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thank you for visiting from Canada, Gary, along with Boom :)

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  5. I LOVE these words, Loredana.
    Truly the meaning of friendship.
    So beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, your comment made me smile :)

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  6. Yes..that is a friend...I loved this post...Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, glad you enjoyed it :)

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  7. Cara Loredana è un piacere venire a trovarti,leggere i tuoi post ed apprezzare la sensazione di avere un a amica,in una parte lontana del mondo che condivide con me,sentimenti molto simili!
    Ti auguro una bella settimana!
    Un abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Grazie, Rita. Anche io sono contenta che siamo amiche e condividiamo sentimenti simili. Un abbraccio :)

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  8. a true friend knows your favorite color

    that is an exquisite last line. Everything before it is so sensitive and then you add that "practical" item at the end. Love it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, glad you liked the last line especially :)

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  9. Lovely images and beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen, hope you had a good week despite the storm :)

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  10. smiles...i like your thoughts on what a true friend is...they are certainly treasures and should be treated as such when we find them....and they will be the ones that are there when the world goes sideways...

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    1. Thank you, Brian, yes, true friends are indeed treasures :)

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  11. Friendship is a wonderful kind of LOVE. If a person has just a few good and true REAL friends, one is a blessed person. There is little as satisfying as connecting on a deep level with someone who knows your favorite color. I love this write, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Mary, so glad this resonated with you :)

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  12. This is so...true! :-) Real friends are what love is all about. A beautiful poem. (and photos too!)

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    1. Thank you, Sara, glad you liked both the poem and photos :)

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  13. Beautiful poem and photos! Thanks so much for sharing. I have a true friend who I'm meeting for breakfast on Friday and I can't wait. :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment and follow. Hope you enjoyed breakfast with your friend :)

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  14. J'aime beaucoup la deuxième photo avec les arbres qui offrent une belle perspective, une grande ouverture sur la vie.
    Les arbres sont des amis qui ne déçoivent jamais.

    Belle soirée

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Yanis. C'est vrai -- les arbres sont notre amis :)

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  15. I like your sentiments. I've also found that a true holds you accountable when your wrong--in the most loving way--and true friends aren't growing on trees.

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    1. So true, Jessica. Thank you for your thoughts and visit :)

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  16. love the picture! Really like the last line - a true friend knows your favorite color!

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    1. Thank you, Robyn, I do like the last line, too, just came to me spontaneously :)

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  17. beautiful, Loredana! a true friend is a gift to be cherished!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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    1. Thank you, Dani. I enjoyed your prompt very much :)

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  18. this is so lovely..and I am in love with that pic...:-)

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    1. Thank you, Sreeja, glad you liked the post :)

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  19. We are blessed if we have just one true friend ~~ lovely words Loredana.

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  20. Friends are an extremely important part of life... only true friends deserve your attention because they will stay with you, grow alongside of you and lift your heart up.

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    1. Thank you, Dana, for sharing your thoughts :)

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  21. A true friend is one of the greatest gifts we can ever receive. Love this!

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  22. I love the shot with all the trees lined up. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. That is one of my favorite shots, too, with the perspective and fallen leaves :)

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