Saying farewell to nothing


On this my last night here, the house settles still around me.

I listen to the street with its familiar hum,

the foot-fall of people I’ve never seen but know instinctively

as they pass then move along.


Silver shards of moonlight pierce the slatted blinds

my friendly wild eyed fox sits beneath the window, 

does he hear me breathing? imagining his movement,

he skips and slinks back into the starless forest.


Tomorrow I’ll be far from here

in a velvet seamless night,

my bed an empty impressed tomb,

My soul flying towards some other light.  


© Wolfgar 2/2018

◄ Beasties and Birdies

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 6th Feb 2018 17:11

Thanks Martin,

Very much appreciated, I'm always pleased to embrace the exotic at my age.


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Martin Elder

Sun 4th Feb 2018 19:18

Lovely piece this one David. A reflection of moving on from all too familiar surroundings to something new and dare I say exotic . Take care my friend

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 2nd Feb 2018 13:09

Thank you Keith, Ray and 220, very kind of you all.

All unpacked, plugged back in and ready for whatever the world hurls this way.

So good to move around this planet and get some perspective on it from other points of view. How pleased I am that I have stuck my head above the parapets of dreary same streets every day life, I can't imagine the prison of that (well maybe I can) but we must make the best of what we have and remain optimistic, as ever.

After all, we are capable of multiple ideas, feelings and thoughts simultaneously, are we not? At least I think those with minds open to the possibility that we are not all the same are, pity the narrow minded bitter hearts.

I'm sitting here listening to calls to prayer resound around me, my vista is the Mount of Olives, and from my rooftop the Golden dome of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also the confines of The Garden of Gethsemane, not bad for an old grunt eh?

Take care all,


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Thu 1st Feb 2018 21:54

As most often with your work, a pleasure to have read. Glad I dropped in.

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Thu 1st Feb 2018 16:09

Pocket full of new dreams to trade for some old more familiar ones, buddy. I always remember on a holiday we used to track a shuffling hedgehog same time to the minute same route every night in the New Forest. I still think of him, we called him Montgomery. Reminds me of your fox.
Lovely stuff.

Take care mate.
Ray x

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keith jeffries

Thu 1st Feb 2018 15:45

David, Bless you in all that lies ahead. Take care and be strong. Keith

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 1st Feb 2018 15:13

Thanks SS,

Just about to head to T5, so pleased for once I'm on a direct flight, and not too long either. Anything that doesn't involve going through Dubai is a bonus.

Thanks again,


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suki spangles

Thu 1st Feb 2018 05:58

Hi David,

Are you now on your way to Gaza? Anyway, this is a beautiful poem, and beautifully read too; incredibly atmospheric. Thanks for sharing.


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