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Memories of Days Past

"Recently scenes of early life have stolen into my mind, like breezes blown..." Samuel Taylor Coleridge Memories, like softly blowing breeze, whisper of moments that tell my past, appear as shadows among the trees. They pretend the summer days will last; yet prefer the dusk with dappled light, as night begins its ebon contrast. Moments we glimpsed with a younger sight, as if those days we would always know-- when sky was blue, clouds buttermilk white. But time went by, wouldn't even slow. Those days stored carefully in my mind, as I try to recall youthful glow. When nostalgic, they are ours to find, those long-ago days we left behind. October 3, 2022 for Writing Challenge-Past Memories-"T" Forms Poetry Contest by Constance La France Terza Rima Form

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Date: 11/12/2022 1:19:00 AM
Ann, a lovely Terza Rima and congratulations on your placement in my contest, Writing Challenge - Past Memories- "T" Forms, and of course I like the quote, well done !
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Date: 11/1/2022 11:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this lovely, winsome poem. I love the phrase "moments...appear as shadows." So wonderfully stated! I also love the last couple - memories, ours to find. Beautifully written. Your poem reminds me that this time last year we were both putting in new floors! Blessings my friend!
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Ann Peck
Date: 11/6/2022 2:19:00 PM
Yes! I hope yours went well. My sons put mine in and, since one is a builder, mine went well! And thank you for your very kind comments! :)
Date: 11/1/2022 7:32:00 AM
Congratulation on your contest win, Ann. I'm sure it's amply deserved with your great childhood menories.
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Date: 10/7/2022 8:52:00 PM
So wistful and wise, especially like the lines 'prefer the dusk with dappled light' and 'long ago days we left behind' - our memories are a treasure to value~
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/8/2022 10:15:00 AM
Thank you, Michelle. How I long for those days, they were gone so soon.
Date: 10/6/2022 3:26:00 AM
I like this one about memories of the past or our youth. Reads like a good contender to me for the contest. Way to go. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/7/2022 5:12:00 PM
I love to write about those days. Wish we had saved more of the good things as time passed.
Date: 10/5/2022 8:24:00 PM
Love the sentiments -- and the harsh reality lurking ever-near in the shadows. Lovely penned, Ann. ~ Magic memories, Gershon
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/7/2022 5:10:00 PM
Yes they are, Gershon. I wish often for the trust we had back then.
Date: 10/4/2022 6:51:00 PM
Those days of old are so cherished, Wonderful write Ann...
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/5/2022 8:29:00 AM
Thank you so much, Joseph.
Date: 10/4/2022 12:08:00 PM
Ann, you have shown that you are up to the task of writing such a difficult form to write. You have done it expertly incorporating some wonderful metaphors here. Good luck in the contest.
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/4/2022 4:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lasaad! I like the way the form allows the poem to flow.
Date: 10/4/2022 2:30:00 AM
Hi Ann! I have to admit that the idea of sitting down to write a poem in the form that has very strict guidelines like Terza Rima (3rd rhyme) doesn't appeal to me in the slightest..Or didn't..and in all probability will do now . This is one heck of a writing challenge that you've risen to and mastered here with some great imagery too. ABA, BCB, CDC, DED, EE Nice one! :) Cheers - Gary
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Ann Peck
Date: 10/4/2022 9:21:00 AM
Thank you, Gary. I didn't know Terza Rima, but I love the way it flows. Think I'll try it more often.