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Nostalgic Reminiscence

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

nostalgic-reminiscence

Happiness and sadness walk silently together

Against a silhouette of hand-painted images

Whose fading colours enhance the mists of time

Swirling around the quiet contemplation of the past

Falling into the soothing raindrops of the future


A canopy of vibrant stars embellish the night sky

Turning the winds of time into forgotten dreams

Echoed in the loving words of fading memories

Revisited in the twilight hours of reminiscence

Embraced within this tender affection of the past


Those haunting notes of your familiar melody

Flooding the senses with fleeting moments

Of clouded thoughts gently fading over time

Into a comforting presence whose essence

Lovingly embraces the deepest part of my heart


Memories of those who have touched my life

Echo the relevance of their timeless creativity

As I wander through the shadows of the past

Where the beauty of a centuries-old masterpiece

Is reflected in the presence of its eternal light


These moments of nostalgia provide happiness

Transcending into comforting memories of hope

Like a tree rooted in mystery as it shades the river

Of reminiscence whose shadows always linger

Within the fragments of this mystical illusion

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 03, 2020:

So true Peggy, and thank you for your insightful and generous comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 03, 2020:

Lovely to see you Anupam and thank you for your kind comments. Love and blessings to you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 03, 2020:

Lovely to see you Nithya and thank you for your lovely comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 03, 2020:

I appreciate your visit and generous comments Prithviraj.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 03, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Eman which I appreciate.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on October 02, 2020:

So beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing

Prithviraj Shirole from India on October 02, 2020:

Those were pleasant metaphors. Indeed, a lovely poem on memories. Yes, It's true, old beautiful memories quickly bring a smile on our face when we remember them. Thanks for writing such an elegant poem.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 02, 2020:

Spellbound by your wonderful poem about moments of nostalgia, I enjoyed reading.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on October 02, 2020:

So beautiful it is Lorna. Worth reading.

Wonderful metaphors.

Lots of love and blessings.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 02, 2020:

Our memories can symbolically keep us warm at night. Your poem is lovely, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Vandna which I appreciate.

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on October 02, 2020:

Amazingly penned as always.

I loved it Ma'am.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Ankita and thank you for your supportive comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

It certainly can be Kalpana and yet it keeps us sane as well. Thank you for the visit and I appreciate your lovely comment.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Lovely to see you Pamela and I am touched by your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Lovely to see you Ivana and I agree it need not always be a negative feeling when we look back. Thank you for the visit and for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments Mary which I truly appreciate. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

It's always a pleasure to see you John and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem, in particular the last verse. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

I am always touched by your comments Rosina which are so generous. I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem and I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Lovely to see you Hertha and I agree they are indeed a comfort. Thank you for your insightful comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

It's always good to see you JC and thank you for your lovely comment.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

I agree Lora these are the moments we cherish. As always your comments are so insightful and generous. Thank you for the visit and I hope you are well.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

It's good to see you Nicholas and thank you for your generous comments. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

It's always lovely to see you Chrish and I appreciate your warm and generous comments. Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 02, 2020:

Your comments always warm my heart Sowrabha, and I am usually surrounded by nature when these thoughts occur, which is always a peaceful experience. Thank you for your wonderful and supportive comments which are truly appreciated.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on October 02, 2020:

Hi Lorna, there is something ethereal about this poem and I wonder how Lorna the poet conjures up lyrical magic each time...does she sit by the fireplace listening to the strains of music in a semi-trance or is she sitting all alone in a bench under the stars? I ache to know. How, just how?

Spellbinding as always!!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 01, 2020:

So much lyrical emotion in here.

I always love to linger

on your metaphorical lines Ms Lorna.

Ankita B on October 01, 2020:

Brilliant work as always, Lorna. I loved it.

Nicholas W King from Tampa, FL on October 01, 2020:

Love the imagery in this poem. Memories are always fragments, small stretches of time that can often disappear. Brilliant work.

Lora Hollings on October 01, 2020:

Such a beautiful poem that enraptures the mind and heart as it takes us back into the past and to those moments that stay with us forever, Lorna. These moments that transcend our earthly existence and keeps these sacred memories within our souls throughout eternity. Your poem with its mesmerizing verse takes us on a journey where we are reunited with those times which is the priceless treasure of our lives.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on October 01, 2020:

As always, excellent poetry Lorna.

Hertha David from Windhoek, Namibia on October 01, 2020:

Old memories are indeed comforting at times.

Great poem and amazing choice of words.

Rosina S Khan on October 01, 2020:

This poem is lovely, Lorna. Like John, I enjoyed the last verse very much. What else remains to be said? LOL! You will always bewitch your readers with your brilliance and fantastic poems no doubt. May the weekend be relaxing and comforting for you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 01, 2020:

This is an amazing poem Lorna, and I especially love the last stanza:

“These moments of nostalgia provide happiness

Transcending into comforting memories of hope

Like a tree rooted in mystery as it shades the river

Of reminiscence whose shadows always linger

Within the fragments of this mystical illusion“

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 01, 2020:

I was with you in your reminiscing. Enjoyed it.

Ivana Divac from Serbia on October 01, 2020:

You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Nostalgia is indeed a powerful feeling, but not always a negative one. It can bring us happiness too. I really enjoyed reading this poem!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 01, 2020:

Your poetry always paints such a lovely picture and makes you think about all the ways these phrases apply to your life. Thank you, Lorna for such a beautiful poem.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 01, 2020:

As they say, nostalgia is a drug! Lovely poem.