Get Your Premium Membership

Memories Sweetened by Time

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever. - A.A. Milne On the outskirts of dad’s hometown, wild blueberries grow and bishop’s lace adorns highways like fine thread stitched on an old coat. Here, I wander barefoot through grief on paths shaded by pine trees. Memories flow from heart to pen. these berry-sweetened memories trod a path through my moonless skies – summer breaks in morning light Written 6/1/20 for Line Gauthier’s Rhyme and Reasons Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 6/29/2020 2:35:00 PM
A huge huge congratulations on your high placement. You deserve it.
Login to Reply
Date: 6/28/2020 3:29:00 PM
I'm looking at this wondering why only an HM and it occurred to me. Your haiku lines were too long! Anyway, Love this!!
Login to Reply
Date: 6/26/2020 9:47:00 PM
Love the imagery, Rhonda,congratulate you on your win. Hugs Eve
Login to Reply
Date: 6/26/2020 6:43:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your win Rhonda. Keep writing and inspiring. Blessings and lots of love :)
Login to Reply
Date: 6/25/2020 1:25:00 PM
I would certainly place your entry above mine in the contest, but cheers on your Honorable Mention...The second read is lovelier than the first, Rhonda! Write on, my friend! ~ Gershon
Login to Reply
Date: 6/2/2020 9:59:00 PM
The introductory part of your haibun pierced my normally brusque armor, swiftly and surely. Lovely penned, Rhonda! Thanks, gw
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/5/2020 2:07:00 PM
A little armor piercing is a good thing, I think. I'm grateful for the kind words, GW. Any poems I write about my dad are from the heart and bittersweet. Hugs, Rhonda
Date: 6/2/2020 8:56:00 AM
An artfully rendered piece, Rhonda, every word perfectly chosen. I'm glad to have been led to your words today, very fine poetry.
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/2/2020 9:00:00 PM
I appreciate your visits today, Lawrence. Thanks for your kindness :) Rhonda
Date: 6/2/2020 3:45:00 AM
Beautiful poetry, love the sentiment..
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/2/2020 8:58:00 PM
Thanks, Harry. I hold on to my sweet memories. xx Rhonda
Date: 6/2/2020 12:20:00 AM
Rhonda this is beautiful, soothing and touching. Loved the way it flows into my heart. Best wishes :) God bless you.
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/2/2020 8:53:00 PM
Thank you, Aditi! I appreciate your kindness. For me, writing is cathartic, and it did help me work through my grief. :) xx Rhonda
Date: 6/1/2020 11:26:00 PM
Exquisitely beautiful and well expressed. Good luck in the contest. Best wishes.
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/1/2020 11:30:00 PM
Thank you, Evelyn! xx Rhonda
Date: 6/1/2020 9:56:00 PM
Beautifully written, Rhonda. Good luck in the contest. Charlie
Login to Reply
Johnson-Saunders Avatar
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/1/2020 11:30:00 PM
Thank you, Charles! xx Rhonda