Saturday, August 29, 2015

who do you miss?


quiet mornings, golden
light at the break of dawn-
gentle awakenings

afternoon delights, picnics
beneath the old oak tree-
strawberries and cream

carefree days, walks
on white beaches-
sand in striped sandals

evening talks, lingering
looks, silence in between-
understanding

candlelight dinners, chocolate
mousse in tall glasses-
little black dresses

moonlit nights, starry-eyed
gazes, warm embraces-
all that she misses


Hi everyone! This poem was inspired by a board I saw at Grand Central Station on the way to the subway train in New York City. People stopped by to write on the board who they missed. What a sweet thing to do and thought-provoking as well. There is always something interesting to see on my commute to work. The board was up for a day and then it was gone. Enjoy the poem and photos and have a great weekend! xx

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25 comments:

  1. Cara Loredana, hai composto un bellissimo testo molto evocativo di immagini precise, arricchito con due immagini inaspettate, per me che non vivo a N.Y....il bello di condividere emozioni e situazioni "blogging away!"Buon fine settimana di agosto,...qui una enorme luna, sorta dalle colline dove è in corso la vendemmia, sembra salutare l'estate...abbraccio,Rita.

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  2. What a wonderful idea (the board), and I just love the words you chose to go with it.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  3. That is a neat idea indeed. All the little things that make us remember

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  4. What a wonderful project to draw inspiration from..can't help but think of the saying that you miss things once they have gone..a beautiful and reflective poem

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  5. What a wonderful board! I would guess that it brightened many people's day to see it, write on it. I see two who miss 'my mom.' Makes me think that one never outgrows missing one's mom, no matter how old one is. And, I like the poem that it inspired....makes me think as well of what I miss!

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  6. Sigh.. what a dreamy piece.. most exquisite :D

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  7. What an interesting board & I would love to read the words there ~ I would missed all of that too ~

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  8. The traveler always has something to add to the congestion of life. This is great Im so glad you shared the photos

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  9. I love the thought.. to find what you are missing.. I think a board like that would make people stop for just a moment and think... a subway has to be the perfect place for a board like this.

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  10. What a cool idea,nice to have something out of the ordinary to brighten up a workaday morning. I love the beauty of all that she misses in this poem.

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  11. These are wonderful boards...a great experiment. And your words make me think of what I miss...we all miss things that are now sweet memories keeping them alive in some form.

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  12. mhm, all those things.. wonderful. and a great idea.

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  13. All I could do was to smile throughout the reading. Thanks!
    ZQ

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  14. I've seen those boards. It would be awful to think so many things could be lost to one person. I was lulled into love by your poem and then hit over the head at the ending.

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  15. made me long for my family in other side of the world. loved the accompanying photos too.

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  16. That is a pretty cool interactive and it goes to show you can find inspiration anywhere if you have your eyes open. To me, all of these are actions that could be rekindled unless you lost someone. Then it would not be possible. But.

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  17. Lovely idea..putting that board up! Miss the beaches too!!

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  18. Beautiful poetry and that is a great idea they have with that board.

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  19. A wonderful poem from an unexpected prompt.

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  20. What an amazing thing to do, to put up this board and see what people write down. I love the idea! And I love that it inspired you to write this beautiful poem!
    I hope you are doing well. Sending a big hug to you,
    Beate

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  21. Lovely and poignant poem and photos. We all miss someone dear, it seems. xo Karen

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  22. Hai un grande abilità nel creare immagini mentali con i tuoi bei versi , e come dice Beatrice, mi sa che a tutti manca qualcuno o qualcosa . Abbraccio

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  23. My family & friends in Romania and Spain!

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  24. This is great. My favorite section is from "strawberries and cream" down to "lingering looks."

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