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My Lasting Memory Of You

Humble this moment under skies of grey
Reading poems of furtive words wrote with you,
Contemplating where you are now this day
With an ascetic mind of times we knew.

The love we shared on a day once like this
A time so long ago the spring of youth,
My heart heaved in heavenly days of bliss
Speaking words of unmitigated truth.

Yet you went away far over the sea
With nonchalant parents on life’s voyage,
Waving with a kiss as you left the quay
Shallow sunset that swallowed the cordage.

I was only eight and you barely nine
Wondering if ever your thoughts as mine.

© Harry J Horsman  2018


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/13/2018 5:52:00 AM
MY GOOD FRIEND, TIS A FINE GIFT FOR ME TO FIND AND READ THIS WONDROUS SONNET THE MORN! This is pure poetry, on an amazing level of depth, heart, romance and nostalgia. With the utmost pleasure I read this gem and now add this beauty to my fav list! A true jewel this is..
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Date: 3/13/2018 1:58:00 AM
Your poem touched my heart. Great imagery and feeling. I enjoyed.
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Date: 3/1/2018 6:10:00 PM
Hello Harry, those are nice memories you have of her. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/28/2018 1:23:00 PM
What a spectacular poem you have here dear Harry. It has been so long and you still leave me almost speechless with your writing.Carry on my friend...
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Date: 2/18/2018 6:05:00 PM
Last line must connect with so many, who hasn't wondered? Great connection.Congrats. bbn
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Date: 2/12/2018 4:16:00 PM
Oh such a poignant sonnet Harry. I truly enjoyed the emotions expressed. A lovely write with the required words that melted effortlessly into the beauty and message of your poem. Congratulations on your wonderful placement in the contest. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Date: 2/12/2018 3:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Harry, great write. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/12/2018 2:37:00 PM
What an adorable spin at the end. Congrats on your win, Harry.
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Date: 2/12/2018 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Harry for a nice entry, congrats on a fine placement!
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Date: 2/8/2018 3:18:00 PM
I can't wait for this contest to be judged and hopefully see this one on the winners' list!!
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Date: 2/8/2018 2:13:00 PM
Such a sweet sonnet Harry :) and might I add...awe...last two lines! Have great day :)
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:34:00 AM
When I read this sweet poem of yours Harry, I also harked back to a lot of friends that I said goodbye to. Do they pick up the signal ? A wonderful poem that should do very well in the contest, however good luck....Maria
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Date: 2/6/2018 9:21:00 PM
Boy the hearts got quite a memory, huh Harry? :/ :) Lovely poem.
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Date: 2/6/2018 1:57:00 PM
- I love how your thoughts flying ... back to a carefree time, Harry - Beautiful written, luck in the contest :) - I hope you had a nice birthday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/5/2018 11:59:00 AM
I can feel the longing in this piece. Good luck in the contest Harry. I also want to wish you a Happy Birthday.;0)
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Date: 2/4/2018 11:39:00 PM
When we were young, we had no control over where life took us. So many friends have been left behind. "Wondering if ever your thoughts as mine" that is such a sweet line.
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Date: 2/4/2018 11:58:00 AM
this is really beautiful, Harry
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Date: 1/31/2018 3:28:00 PM
Oh Harry, I absolutely love this romantic nostalgic poem! You have managed to stir my emotions deeply. This beauty is going into my Faves! : )
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Date: 1/31/2018 1:08:00 AM
oh my, this is so poignant, Harry. One of your best I've seen recently. I think you used the words better than most of us who wrote for this contest. REally love this one.
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Date: 1/30/2018 6:31:00 PM
A poem shining with precious words..a reflection on the past lovingly depicted..great work harry.
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Date: 1/30/2018 6:29:00 PM
That is an amazing feeling that never dies...a tender heart's love...Beautifully expressed...All the best Harry
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Date: 1/30/2018 4:57:00 PM
a sad sonnet depicting lost love. Good luck in the contest Harry:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/30/2018 3:07:00 PM
Great sonnet using the 5 words... You depicted loss very well..
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