Words wheeled into the sunlight. Shadows, dark and devouring, lurking on every street.
Oh my....sorry it's taken a while to comment, I've had to come back and reread a few times! Such a beautiful and touching poem....I really don't have the words to respond, except to say that you seem capable of touching parts of my soul that I never knew I had...and I don't know how it is you do that.. but it's wonderful. :)
Louise - I'm a bit lost for words too after reading your lovely comments. I feel privileged to have touched your soul ... I think that must be the biggest accolade any writer could receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ...
Love this Peter, ah liminality: My old compadre ;)
Thanks Gwylym ... you are clearly familiar with the intriguing concept of liminality: dallying in the in-between, waiting to be transported from somewhere that will become 'was' to a space called 'is' ...
Peter,This is fabulous...it has taken my breath away!Thanks for sharing!Sammy Sutton
Hi Sammy - thank you for such a lovely comment. So pleased you connected with my poem.
Hi Abigail - thank you for reading my poem & for your positive comment. Very much appreciated.
Very interesting and very beautiful poem Peter. I had to look up what liminality meant. It makes me want to wear a wreckless orange frock. You are amazing Peter. You really do have an extraordinary ability to heal people through a very meaningful relationship. It is like when you choose a gift for a friend, and you know when the gift is good, it is hard to give it away. Isn't it hard to let it go when they have healed?
Wow I was lost in your words ..my imagination running free .. then these words "But I already knew your treatment had been stopped." and the imagination stopped as the visual changed to reality....Kudos to you .....AWESOME...As always..XOXOXO
Hi Bonnie - thank you for such a lovely comment. Pleased my poem was able to draw you in the way it did.
Love this Peter, sooooooooooo beautiful and interesting!Short Poems
Beautifully haunting. In a few stanza's you bring hope and pain to the forefront on the waves of an emotional turbulent sea. Your words haunt in the way they stay with the reader, long after. (Hugs)Indigo
The final envelop of sad terminal state is so intricately woven! it leaves one speechless. Power of poetics over mere words personified in this superb write.