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Stone Keepsakes

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Stone Keepsakes

Love lingers on, in the stone objects left behind
holding pleasant memories of welcome footfalls
the painful memories, almost lost; love declined.

Those last few months of harbor-less shores, the squalls 
fade, as I gaze on the jade guardian left bed side,
holding pleasant memories of welcome footfalls.

The blade of horn, carved with love's protection, bides.
The owl of jade-my guide-makes nightmares
fade, as I gaze upon the guardian left bed side.

I have the keys given me in trust, your love declared.
The trust given never was withdrawn, never died,
The owl of jade-my guide-makes nightmares

fade, yet, over gold-amber earrings; I still cry.
Yes, you are goodly gone, and that I truly know;
the trust given never was withdrawn, never died.

The happy times of kisses warm, of love bestowed
have not faded from my foolish heart, my mind confined.
Yes, you are goodly gone and that I truly know.
Love lingers on, in the stone objects left behind.


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  1. Date: 11/30/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Sweet win, ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/27/2014 5:57:00 PM
    AHA, I got it. As I read it, I was trying to figure out what form you were using (I had not seen the form when I began reading) As I got to the end I was able to realize it was terzanelle. that form is so awesome for a poem like this one. big congrats for your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/26/2014 9:43:00 AM
    Very nice, Debbie. Congrats on your top placement...I like keepsakes better than objects, any reason you didn't use the word on your poem itself? Objects sounds so unromantic.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 11/26/2014 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hmmmm I did use Keepsakes in the title a very prominent place so I'm a bit puzzled by the comment?
  1. Date: 11/24/2014 8:45:00 AM
    Hi Debbie great. Congrats on win ..love rajat

  1. Date: 11/24/2014 8:40:00 AM
    Beautifully written Terzanelle. Congratulations on your high win Debbie.

  1. Date: 11/23/2014 9:49:00 AM
    Debbie, every time I try to write a Terzanelle .... I tears-em-up. Fantastic job with this form and a magnificently written poem. I can feel the longing and lose of those who stay ashore as love sets sail leaving only stone memories to sustain it.

  1. Date: 11/23/2014 2:00:00 AM
    excellent Debbie congrats on win

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 11:32:00 PM
    Debbie a superb write n an awesome win! Big congrats !

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 8:18:00 PM
    Great write and win Debbie...Congrats

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 5:38:00 PM
    This has a medieval quality to it...its a lovely piece. Congrats on your big win. BG

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 5:18:00 PM
    One more thing Debbie, I have noticed some of your comments in the blogs. I love your huge heart. I am proud to know you. God Bless and Lots Of Love.

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Brilliant write Debbie. Congratulations on your huge win. Fav.Lots Of Love.

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 5:12:00 PM
    Congrats Debbie! great poem :)Cheers Vicki

  1. Date: 11/22/2014 3:59:00 PM
    love the terzanelle form you've sued with the repeat lines - great poem - many congrats:-) hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:07:00 PM
    I am never disappointed while reading your poems.......this one sounds old-world, and classical....melancholy and beautiful. It hit me hard...that last line,....... as our family lost a treasured troubled soul this week.....but his love lingers on. Thank you for this poem. I needed these words today.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Interesting structure/format... beautiful poem, Debbie... Terry

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Intresting use of language here! You use some old English phrases here. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:24:00 AM
    ELEGANT EMOTION WRITTEN IN BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE OF POETRY DEBBIE ... TENDER AND SMOOTH LUV .. THANKXX SO MUCH FOR MY WIN IN TRINITY ..ONE WAY OR ANOTHER IT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH LOVE OF SOME KIND .. HOPE U R OK WITH ALL THAT SNOW .. SEEMS CONN. GOT HIT HARD .. WE WERE LIGHTS OUT TILL NOW WITH 6 INCHES OF WHITE STUFF GREETING US THIS MORNING ON TOP OF SANDY'S DAMAGE STILL ..METHINKS A LONG COL WINTER LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 6:21:00 AM
    As always a very lovely poem, Debbie - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 12:23:00 AM
    A well written piece to my mind Debbie, Enjoyed its ethos; I've heard from Mikkie that the storm was bad where you were how are you keeping..?