Now that you’re gone

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I reach out to the falling stars;
Gaze upon to shape your face.
Bestow a moment – truly ours

Though learned to cope over the years;
Memories are all I’ve left to cherish.
I reach out to the falling stars.

These eyes are dim with burning tears;
The life we live is harsh and long.
Bestow a moment – truly ours

The soul is inked with fervent scars;
Blossoms do fall from trees afar
I reach out to the falling stars.

Though the emotion overpowers;
Oh! let me feel what I have lost
Bestow a moment – truly ours

She whispered softly from ear to ear;
Live untroubled from woes and fears.
I reach out to the falling stars;
Bestow a moment – truly ours

 

 

Photo credits:Β www.pinterest.com

Form: Villanelle

(Written in loving memory of my cousin Hera.)

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. So touching ~ sorry for your loss.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Loredana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Mary says:

    How hard it must be when all one has left of love is memories. But, as your poem said, a person can learn to cope…but that doesn’t erase the hopes that one had.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  3. Grace says:

    This is very touching Sanaa ~ We learned to cope but truly some memories are ours to keep ~ I specially like this part:

    Live untroubled from woes and fears.

    And a lovely villanelle too ~ Have a good week ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. Victoria says:

    The form lends a lovely flow to this poem, Sanaa. Touching, heartfelt expression. I lost a cousin who was very close to me a few years ago and also was compelled to memorialize her in poetry.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  5. magyar says:

    Her life
    stepped to the stars,
    death’s journey in the dark,
    her beams of light are kept with me;
    love’s glow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magyar,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. This is such a beautiful, loving tribute. I read it 3 times.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Pleasant Street,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  7. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    A heartfelt tribute to your cousin, Sanaa. The love and memories that she left with you will live on in your heart even as you grieve her passing. I could feel the depth of your love for her in your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  8. Ayala says:

    So sorry for your loss. A touching and lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ayala,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. Kelly Letky says:

    Somehow I feel that these words have reached your cousin and that she knows what you felt. A beautiful tribute.
    The musical cadence here is wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kelly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  10. Modern waters of Love..
    opportunities for Love
    like no other age..
    a sliver of heaven
    sadly..
    that not
    all take advantage
    of.. and certainly
    poetry.. a vehicle
    and vessel
    to house
    Love
    Longer
    than
    ever before..
    where cousin
    Love Lives on..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Bjorn says:

    I’m sure your cousin heard the wonderful song to the stars, the Villanelle so well executed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. paper sea says:

    I love the fourth stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Paper sea,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. kaykuala h says:

    One treasures those memories of special loved ones. There is a way of doing it that lingers on. Lovely villanelle Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Thotpurge says:

    A heartfelt villanelle…nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  15. Old Egg says:

    Whether we had seen them recently or hadn’t spoken for some time it is still good to write and tell them about how you feel. It may reach them and it will help you. It is so important to keep a part of them with you always. This is a beautiful tribute.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Suyash Jha says:

    The longing is palpable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Suyash,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  17. Jae Rose says:

    I am sure it will – a poem so full of grace and love and beauty…a fitting remembrance

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  18. so often we shy from the pain so I loved the lines
    ‘Oh! let me feel what I have lost
    Bestow a moment – truly ours -‘

    the briefest of intimacy to fill the time without those we have loved

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Laura,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  19. Mary says:

    I enjoyed revisiting your poem today, Sanaa! So hard to lose a cousin….I do hope somehow your beautiful poem does reach her….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  20. dsnake1 says:

    an elegant villanelle and lovely tribute.
    it may be hard to take a loss, we may cope but the memories do tend to come back.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  21. Susan says:

    This is my favorite poem you have ever written. I am going to put it in my file of poems I don’t want to live without. It is a perfect form for the echoes, the recurrences, the “Oh! let me feel what I have lost
    Bestow a moment – truly ours”

    Bless you for sharing this poem and for touching my latent tears.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

      PS: Really appreciate your warm & kind words πŸ™‚

  22. gillena says:

    “reaching our to the stars” can fill a void of time and distance placing memories in the bridge of loss and longing

    have a Happy Sunday Sanaa, thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  23. lovely images.. especially love the third verse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Natasa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. How could this incredible poem not reach her….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  25. I am sure these heartfelt lines have reached your cousin, Sanaa………I especially love the repeated lines. And the photo is spectacular. Wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  26. HA says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    It is a beautiful tribute to your cousin. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Anmol,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. These beautiful words, drenched with your emotions will surely reach your cousin somehow. A beautiful, heart touching poem. Couldn’t resist reading it twice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Purba,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  28. kanzensakura says:

    Perhaps the falling stars is how your lovely cousin is letting you know she has felt your pain and heard your words. Regret is a terrible thing. We can only learn from it and try to do better with communicating our love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  29. Victoria says:

    I love your photograph and connect with the yearning in your poem. I also recently lost a cousin to whom I wish I had communicated more love. Comfort to you as you mourn.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  30. Torie says:

    So sorry for your loss, Sanaa. I’m sure your beautiful words will embrace her, just as I hope the memories you have will keep you warm. Your poem is very beautiful and touching.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Torie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  31. Soo lovely. I know she can feel it even if she can’t reach it. Very lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vanessa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  32. humbird says:

    ‘These eyes are dim with burning tears’ like this referring to stars and person. Sorry for your loss…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  33. Wendy Bourke says:

    I was deeply moved by this tender villanelle. I too, lost a beloved cousin – closer to me than a sister. A, poignant, exquisitely rendered piece, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  34. Paige Hathaway says:

    Such a beautifully rendered poem depicting your deepest emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Paige,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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