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Cleaning out your room

This morning
I sifted through years of memories
that ran like sand
through my hands.
A few pieces remained behind;
carefully
I put them away.

Afterwards
I sat for a long time
and listened to the rain on the roof.
Through your window,
I could see bare treetops
and a grey sky.

4/1/2018

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Date: 7/18/2018 6:03:00 PM
Great poem Agnes Krampe ! I enjoyed it Very much, Thank YOU Clever YOU :)
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Date: 4/28/2018 8:20:00 AM
Such depth, power and beauty in so few words my friend. Perfect ending as well.. A fav...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/28/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thanks, Robert.
Date: 4/28/2018 7:58:00 AM
This is lovely and incredible. Your pen overflow with creativity and wisdom. Wishing to read more of your works...
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Date: 4/28/2018 6:42:00 AM
"Through your window," a perfect poem Agnes. Beautiful ink. xomo :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/28/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you, Maureen.
Date: 4/25/2018 8:27:00 AM
So well done Agnes, I felt a sadness in this write, "through your window" is powerful in it's ambiguity allowing for many interpretations, divorce, death, or a loved one moving out, either way the melancholy is duly noted and felt!
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Date: 4/25/2018 9:18:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment, John. I'm glad I could get across what I was feeling, and still leave some ambiguity.
Date: 4/21/2018 5:48:00 PM
Hello Anges, I enjoyed this poem. Congrats on your win. have a nice evening my friend.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/25/2018 9:18:00 AM
thank you, Darlene.
Date: 4/11/2018 8:05:00 AM
Simply beautiful and congrats on your win... hugs :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/21/2018 5:32:00 PM
Thank you, Akkina.
Date: 4/10/2018 8:22:00 AM
A very touching poem. Well written. Congratulations for your win :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/10/2018 5:31:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi.
Date: 4/7/2018 3:39:00 PM
So beautiful and touching, Agnes! I've been through this same process; it can be quite painful...and somehow accompanied by guilt of intrusion. Yet, there are also lovely memories to be found; they are to be treasured! Your second stanza projects an image which tacitly describes the departure of a loved one. Congratulations & Regards // paul
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/10/2018 5:29:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment, Paul. I am glad that I managed to convey what I was feeling.
Date: 4/7/2018 10:57:00 AM
Congratulations on your win and also on creating this gem of a poem. Emotions are so beautifully expresswed and conveyed. Brilliant poetry, Agnes. T.J
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/10/2018 5:27:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Teppo. I have not read anything from you in a while.
Date: 4/6/2018 9:11:00 PM
This is a simple sad poem full of emotion that somehow gets caught in my throat as I read it once more. The feeling here is so familiar....Congrats on your win, Agnes.
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Date: 4/7/2018 7:38:00 AM
Thank you, Carole.
Date: 4/6/2018 6:22:00 PM
This is awesome writing, Agnes. I wonder which contest you won in. I will go check the lists now!! Congrats!
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Date: 4/7/2018 7:38:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. It was Brian's Early April Premier contest.
Date: 4/4/2018 10:10:00 PM
Excellent poetry, Agnes ... Congratulations ...
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Date: 4/6/2018 11:23:00 AM
thank you, Probir.
Date: 4/4/2018 10:20:00 AM
Such a reflective poem Agnes, i can imagine the scene especially of a child leaving home and many of their possessions still being in their bedroom. many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/6/2018 11:23:00 AM
Thanks, Jan. I know you get it :)
Date: 4/3/2018 9:26:00 PM
Such a wonderful poem, Agnes..Hugs Eve ~`*
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/6/2018 11:21:00 AM
thanks, Eve.
Date: 4/3/2018 8:52:00 PM
You must have done a great job of cleaning out that room...and even better one on writing about it lol...stay in the light...^WW^
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Date: 4/6/2018 11:21:00 AM
thanks, ^WW^. I hope all is well with you.
Date: 4/3/2018 7:32:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! Nostalgic, sad.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/6/2018 11:19:00 AM
thank you, Susan.
Date: 4/3/2018 4:56:00 PM
Ah well done Agnes for your win with your lovely poem - simple but laden with the weight of loss. Brilliant :-) Nina
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/6/2018 11:19:00 AM
Thank you, Nina.
Date: 4/3/2018 4:21:00 PM
A reflective winning write indeed Agnes, well done.'
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Date: 4/3/2018 9:20:00 AM
Awesome subtlety. Such a sweet pensive poem. Love it, Agnes. A FAVE with me.
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Date: 4/2/2018 11:10:00 AM
Hi Agnes , lovely write with different meanings to the readers ::))) Hugs~~Niall
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 11:38:00 AM
Thanks for your visit, Niall. Yes, it wasn't until I read some comments that I realized how differently this can be read.
Date: 4/2/2018 9:59:00 AM
Agnes, this is the sweetest tribute to a life well-lived. Beautiful, and it brings such peace with it.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 10:36:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Caren.
Date: 4/2/2018 8:59:00 AM
It's a painful thing to do Agnes, had to do that when my parents passed away, loads of memories come to mind. Tom
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 10:36:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. I just realized that my poem applies to different situations; I was not even thinking about death, just a person leaving. I have not yet had to clean out my parents' house; I imagine that will be very hard.
Date: 4/2/2018 8:46:00 AM
I can feel the sadness, Agnes. Beautifully poetic!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Daniel.
Date: 4/2/2018 7:11:00 AM
Profound poem Agnes, a realistic view of letting things go....
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Silent One. Letting go is something I find very difficult.