Micropoetry – Loss (16)


Micropoetry – Loss (16)

You are the ache in my heart

A voice inside of me

And the night

Empty of your presence

Is ever full

Of restless ghosts

© Ann Bagnall 2014.

Image© Ann Bagnall 2018

4 thoughts on “Micropoetry – Loss (16)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing how this made you feel Mark. A lot of my ‘micropoetry’ is derived from longer poems. Often, the ‘micro’ version feels as if it is more powerful than the host, perhaps because I have to choose exactly the right elements of the original to use and still convey a feeling or a thought. This little poem was from one of my 2013 poems called “Restless Ghosts” which is on my site but to save you searching I have copied it here for you!

      Restless Ghosts

      I am without you for another day
      The rain is cold and I tremble
      As I envy its touch on you
      Do you hear me whisper
      On the breeze tonight?
      My heart sings your name
      But the melody is sad
      For you are the only one I see
      We are like two flames
      Burning in the night
      As fragile as a dream
      Which rising winds
      Bear far away
      You are the ache in my heart
      A voice inside of me
      And the night
      Empty of your presence
      Is ever full
      Of restless ghosts

      © Ann Bagnall and AnnieB222.com, 2013.

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      1. Love this idea to share previous portions of longer poetry as micropoetry. This is a beautiful poem and all I can say is those last 6 lines are like an arrow through my heart, just brilliant, so succinct and real. For me it is about memories and the grief that ever lingers. It is what I experience every now and then. You can understand why if you have ever read my about page. Keep writing and sharing Annie! PS – your photos and images are wonderful too!

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      2. Well you will find other poems that are a bit like that from time to time on my blog – I do write about melancholy and loss quite a lot – but hopefully not in a way that is too painful or dark. The images help!

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