All that I Love

All that I love tonight,

Your body curled against mine,

the smell of the lavendar bushes,

the dove calling from the yard.

Might be lost today.

 

All that I love today,

the curl of the cats tail,

the smell of church candles burning,

the birds singing in the apple tree,

Might be lost  tomorrow.

 

All that I loved yesterday,

your breath against my neck,

the smell of  the garden leaves,

the pink lillies in the vase,

Might be lost forever.

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Comments

tony sheridan

Thu 20th Sep 2012 11:10

Love the simple things in life. A lesson for all.

jean lucy thompson

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Wed 25th Aug 2010 21:48

Yes exactly - treasure the moment It will never be repeated :)

jean lucy thompson

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Wed 25th Aug 2010 21:45

I really like all your poems Nicola Especially The Red Shoes reminds me of my tap shoes I had when I was child; liked to wear them all the time :)

Nicola Beckett

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Sun 4th Apr 2010 13:32

Thanks for all your positive comments x
This poem is meant to create a series of images - its message is basically to appreciate the here and now and to live for the moment instead of wishing your life away

Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Thu 1st Apr 2010 16:12

A very exquisite 'list' poem, Nicola, sensory and sensual, covering such seemingly unrelated things - but not so, are they?

andy n

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Tue 30th Mar 2010 08:01

beauitfully told, nicola.. the use of tonight, today and yesterday is done lovely.. good pacing all round.. nice one - andy nx

Janet Ramsden

Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:57

Enjoy the moment and live for the memories of today. Lovely poem. :-)

Ann Foxglove

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Mon 29th Mar 2010 00:15

I like this too. At first I thought there was a patern to it. In each verse three senses - touch, smell then sound. But the last verse didn't have sound but instead pink lillies. So my little theory went out of the window! But I like the poem just as much! (That's good of me!!) ;-) xxx

Jonboy Walton

Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:32

Really enjoyed this Nicola!Sometimes I get a pannicky feeling when I take time to think on things that give me pleasure!,and feel that I wish I could bottle the feeling,or stay paused in it forever!This poem reminded me of that!

Dave Bradley

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Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:05

Poetry has always pondered the impermanence of what is loveliest in life. This is one more take on a subject that will never be exhausted. I liked it very much Nicola. It was well balanced, with the structure and pace helping to create the reflective mood that the content needs

Dave Bradley

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Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:05

Poetry has always pondered the impermanence of what is loveliest in life. This is one more take on a subject that will never be exhausted. I liked it very much Nicola. It was well balanced, with the structure and pace helping to create the reflective mood that the content needs

Isobel

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Sun 28th Mar 2010 22:25

The title reminds me a bit of a hymn. All that I Am - i think.

I like your poem. It is simple but haunting. It kind of makes me think that we should live for each moment and savour what we have.

Francine

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Sun 28th Mar 2010 19:03

I really like the first and last lines of each verse...
It is so true if you take the time to think about what you cherish...
and make it last ; )

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