Was a time

A sequence of twitter poems on a theme.

 

Was a time

when the sun poured liquid sweetness

just for us.

Was a time

of light and brazen beauty

before this fading into dusk.

 

Was a time

when we wore starlight in our hair

when moonbeams were silver fishes,

we caught them in our hands

before the black star turned.

 

Was a time

when you were here,

a heart’s beat away,

now gone,

this time,

too far to catch,

these wings

too frail to cross the deep.

 

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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.

10 thoughts on “Was a time”

  1. Jane, these are beautiful. I have thought about Twitter poetry before, trying to focus in such a compressed space seems like a great challenge and you have done it with such feeling.

  2. when we wore starlight in our hair

    when moonbeams were silver fishes,

    …. such great imagery …. and as you’ve noted in the comments, sometimes sharpening the focus with precision can really be a creative challenge

    lovely piece(s) here 🙂

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