Looking back

A couple more rondelets in a different tone to the last one.


Backward glances,

At the distant shore we cast,

Backward glances,

Clinging to a world gone awry,

That slips beyond our sight and grasp.

Hills, home, lovers, contained now in

Backward glances.


No looking back

At the distant shoreline fading,

No looking back,

It would break this reluctant heart.

The hills of home, a memory;

Cherish it always, the gulls cry,

No looking back.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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