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My Attic Reflections

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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Morning rays of dappled sunlight

Cover the attic’s barren floorboards

Caressing life’s many varied treasures

Concealed in chapters on the faded shelf

Preserved in the stillness of the air


Familiar objects filling hidden crevices

Of treasured moment’s joyful memories

Where echoes became silent whispers

Captured in childhood’s gentle shadows

Lovingly protected by unguarded hearts


Hidden cracks adorn the aging window

Allowing facets of sunbeams to intrude

On forgotten conversations immortalised

Within the depths of the ancient mirror

Reflected in the essence of my dreams


As time became a fleeting breath

Held by the rafter’s ageless beauty

Where the faded echoes of yesterday

Are captured in a myriad of dust motes

Falling in the silent air of anonymity


Throughout the many storms of life

My footsteps find the creaking stairs

Leading to your restful inner sanctuary

Where the warmth of welcome still exists

Residing within the shadows of my attic

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 30, 2020:

Many thanks Manatita, I always appreciate your comments.

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2020:

Strong, meaningful and powerful piece.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Eman and your comments are always appreciated. Thank you for visiting. Take care.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on May 04, 2020:

So beautiful poem. It is very touching. I loved reading it so much.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 03, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words Jimmy - glad you enjoyed this poem.

Jimmy Bio Jr on May 03, 2020:

Such a powerful imagery. I love this.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 02, 2020:

Always good to see you Mark. So true, sometimes the happiest memories are tinged with sadness. I appreciate your comments. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 02, 2020:

Good to see you Paula. It's like revisiting old friends and family - good for the soul. Glad you enjoyed this poem and I appreciate your comments. Take care.

Suzie from Carson City on May 02, 2020:

Hello, Lorna.....It is always a treat to rummage through an attic filled with fascinating treasures of all kinds. Grandma's attic was the best!! Peace, Paula

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on May 02, 2020:

One’s history can be beautiful and haunting at the same time.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 02, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comment Rochelle and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Bless you.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on May 02, 2020:

It's beautiful and seems like a cherished memory :) God bless you!

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 02, 2020:

I often recall these memories when I am in the attic - it's a comforting thought. Many thanks for your lovely comments Nell which are always appreciated. Take care.

Nell Rose from England on May 01, 2020:

Oh Wow! I loved it! Memories are strange things, sad, happy, funny, but thinking of the past can be either sad or happy. Good to know its still warming.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 29, 2020:

It's always lovely to see you Devika and I'm so glad you enjoyed this leg of the tour. I'm actually in my attic whilst writing and the wind is howling outside. Typical Irish weather. Your kind comments are always appreciated, and I have just spotted your article on Croatia which I am going to read. Take care.

Devika Primic on April 29, 2020:

A way to see the attic from your side of it. You took me on a another tour of your life and shared it in a beautiful poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 29, 2020:

It's always lovely to see you Dora and so glad you enjoyed this poem. I appreciate your lovely comments and your visit. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 29, 2020:

Good to see you JC and I'm touched by your comments. You are such a talented writer that I believe you have more than it takes to write poetry. There is a poem in each of us.Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 29, 2020:

Lovely to see you sowspeaks and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem and journey. I agree we leave a little of our inner selves in our poems. I appreciate your generous comments and thank you for visiting.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on April 29, 2020:

A poem always takes one to the hidden corners inside of yourself. Enjoyed the journey you took me on Lorna!

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on April 28, 2020:

I am envious. Why can you write such beautiful stuff and I can't. Not fair.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 28, 2020:

All beautiful verses, but the last one standing alone does the entire job. Your photo is so appropriate. Good job as always!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 28, 2020:

Good to see you Mary and I also like scary old places. However, my attic has always been a safe haven where I can tuck myself away and write. Thank you for the lovely comments and for stopping by. Take care.

Mary Borges from San Diego, California on April 28, 2020:

Thanks to you Lorna I have an uplifting perspective with attics. Now they aren't scary old places but, instead, you've enlightened them to be places of memories. Walls that echo conversations of past residents and their lives. Love your poem and how it creaks into the crevices of our own beings.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 28, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words Sankhajit which are always appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 28, 2020:

Me too Denise I could spend hours in them. Glad you enjoyed the poem and many thanks for your kind comments. Take care.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on April 27, 2020:

beautifully spoken

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 27, 2020:

I love attics and the promise of long-forgotten and discarded treasures. Lovely poem and so filled with imagery.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 27, 2020:

Thank you Prateek and I am glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are appreciated as always.

Prateek Jain from Madhya Pradesh, India on April 26, 2020:

Your poetry reflects pure thought that you have in your mind. Very well written and thanks for sharing these wonderful lines with us.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 26, 2020:

I still use my attic as a place to write and often find myself going into the trunks and boxes with my sister and sharing the experience. I'm glad the poem brought back a special memory for you Peggy and as usual I always appreciate your kind comments.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2020:

I used to love going into the attic with my grandmother in their Wisconsin home. We would open trunks and talk about the items kept in them for safekeeping. It was a walk back in time and memory.

The attics in the south are too hot to store items, and at least where we live, there are few basements. So thanks for the memory of spending that precious time with my grandmother.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 26, 2020:

I feel the same way Lora. This is where I do most of my writing surrounded by treasured memories. I'm so glad it brought back this nostalgic time for you, and as usual your comments are always appreciated. Thank you for visiting. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 26, 2020:

Thank you Ivana and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always appreciated. Take care.

Ivana Divac from Serbia on April 25, 2020:

Beautiful. Great job, as always! I really admire your way with words.

Lora Hollings on April 25, 2020:

Lorna, I absolutely love your poem. This poem reminds me of everyone that I love and all the treasures that I hold so dear! Whenever I feel down, I love to go to my attic and look into all my boxes, and the memories of the moments that I cherish spring back to life. I look at all my dolls, my favorite childhood books, my teddy bear who looks so worn but who I can never part with and read the letters from those who were so dear to me, and suddenly I'm back with them celebrating those wonderful times, and once more, I feel that I've been blessed with these golden memories and these precious artifacts- they restore my youthful spirit and my purpose in life. Beautifully expressed!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 25, 2020:

Welcome Sankhajit and I am so glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 25, 2020:

Thank you Nithya I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. I tried to create these memories which are so meaningful to me. Your comments are so kind and thank you for visiting.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 25, 2020:

A beautiful poem about your attic. Your words have breathed life into the attic filled with past memories. Brilliant write!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on April 25, 2020:

beautifully portrayed

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 25, 2020:

I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Rinita and yes I tried to give an illusion of the attic combined with my fond memories. Thank you for your lovely comments which are appreciated as always. Take care.

Rinita Sen on April 25, 2020:

Your words take the reader down memory lane. The descriptions unfold beautifully. There's something like illusion mixed with reality in your verses. Wonderful work.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

Hi Kyler, Most of the old houses in Ireland have these attics. I love this space where I usually retreat to after a busy day. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and your comments are always appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

It's true Ann I lost some dear family members a few years ago, and I think some of this sadness came through in my poem. We grew up together and somehow this attic is where I feel closest to them. Many thanks for your kind comments - appreciated. Take care and stay safe.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

Always good to see you John and thank you for your kind comments. I have such fond memories of this attic - a little haven, and still is. Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

Thank you for such kind and lovely comments Pamela. It's such an old house which belonged to my Grandparents and the attic was always my favourite spot. I'm glad I brought these special memories alive and you enjoyed the poem..Take care and stay safe.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

It's lovely to see you Rosina and your comments are always so kind and uplifting. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem about my attic, which I use when working from home. Thank you for visiting and take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

It is a very restful place which I often use when working from home. I feel the memories surrounding me like a warm blanket. Glad you enjoyed this poem Mitara and your generous comments are always appreciated. Take care and stay safe my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 24, 2020:

Thank you Liz, It is a tranquil place I have often gone to in the past just to recharge after a long day. I am glad the poem conveyed this impression. Your comments are always appreciated.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 24, 2020:

Your poem conveys a vivid impression of your attic, steeped in rich layers of atmosphere.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

You have most certainly captured the beauty, bringing the essence of life memories and harmony. So much to appreciate in your words that creates a visual stream through our imagination.

Your beautiful write has created a place of sanctity and tranquility, which is appreciated being seen through your eyes.

Take care, keep well and be safe

Rosina S Khan on April 24, 2020:

Lorna, beautiful poetry about your attic reflections. The last stanza speaks to me the most and is my fave:

Throughout the many storms of life

My footsteps find the creaking stairs

Leading to your restful inner sanctuary

Where the warmth of welcome still exists

Residing within the shadows of my attic

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Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 24, 2020:

Lorna, you always write such beautiful poetry. I think having an attic s you described and reflecting on past happensing or conversations in your life would be so nice. There is a serenity to your writing, which I appreciate.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 24, 2020:

I wish I had an attic and your poem described the allure perfectly, Lorna. Yes, as Ann said, your writing and descriptions offer that sense of serenity, and also melancholy feelings. Beautiful.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 24, 2020:

This has a serenity to it, though some sadness too. You've written beautifully, as always, and it brought many similar feelings of times gone by, set off by objects in the attic and the feeling of those who went before.

Lovely!

Ann

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on April 24, 2020:

I envy those with large, old-timey attics that you can make into your own little space. The only things I find in my attic are fiberglass insulation, boxes I'd be best getting rid of, and horrible allergic reactions! Ha!

You captured the beauty within an attic, and all it contains, quite perfectly Lorna! Another splendid piece!