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summer wine

Summer Wine 

Summer of 1960 was the season of my life, war and poverty 
had kept the family apart and for the first time…
and as it turned out, the last time too;  
in a summer house overlooking a fjord and mountains that 
still had snow on peaks.

My mother´s generation has long since gone, as has my 
generation too and I´m the only thread leading back to that 
summer of beauty tingled with melancholy. It was as 
we knew this was the end of something precious was 
slipping through our hands. 
    
    The days we spent together were covered in a halo of clear 
    light before light dims and the future is a track yet to be 
    explored. Yes I saw the crossroad and took a path which 
    lead me away from what I knew and held dear, it happened 
   this way, a kismet of which no one is the master?     

Sometimes when driving along I suddenly laugh thinking of 
    bygone days, laughter of love that will be with me to end 
of days. 

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:08:00 AM

    Dear Jan, You've written this story so well. Like life, it is over too fast. A fear to be forgotten. Reminds me of two poems I wrote here called Touch of Silk and November's job well done Hint hint - go read them. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 3/29/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes I will dear