"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Sandra Lawrence
She lives in southern Maine, USA
Her blog: Four Winds Haiga

Gold Ring

worn sixty-three years,
that gold band is as fragile
as her old body,
now, it is a ring of memories
still, precious metal

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. Sarah Copeland said...
    Love how the fact that memories always remain was conveyed in this piece as well as likening the body to the ring. A nice reminiscing of old romance :)
    CLAY said...
    Both of your blogs are wonderful--I admire your approach to the arts.

    Clayrn Darrow
    Anonymous said...
    how sad and beautiful at the same time. the ring is worn out like the person who wears it, but the memories of the love they shared still makes them precious. it is one of lifes greatest tragedies, that someone we love will die and leave us. but it is also one of lifes greatest miracles; love. oh, i'm rambling, forgive me!

    CLAY said...
    Carol--you have defied your anonymity! How brave and equally poetic!
    egretsnest said...
    Sandy, that's really nice. While my gold ring is only 20 years old, it is a part of my body now and already shinier with memories. Your poem helps me imagine what it will be like in another 40 years. (Even as my mind boggles at that thought!)
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    sentimental and hauntingly beautiful - wonderful words conjuring an abundance of images.

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