Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happiness


is finding old photographs
you & me

smiling carelessly 
by beach and island cove  

moments seized & held
like south pearls in farm

smooth

as youthful cheeks, reckless  
of stolen kisses         

dyed-orange wrap & caps
glows like summer sky 

iridescent

on sepia, burnt golden & 
amber, flickering  warm       

as white sands fade, 
falling into dusty albums

except 

me & you  







Posted for Poetry Jam - Happiness and Flash Fiction 55 - For the G-man

picture credit:   here

30 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and is something that I can certainly relate to, great post Heaven, it's funny what happiness can be at times then at other times it can be really obvious like it is here, beautiful stuff.

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  2. I wish I had old photographs....

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    1. Me too Dezzy ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  3. Grace, I agree that happiness can be found in old photographs...I am so glad that I, too, have many to look back on, which bring me joy. I love:

    as white sands fade,
    falling into dusty albums

    except

    me & you

    and I think sometimes how sad it is that many don't have albums anymore...as so much is preserved digitally.

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    1. I know Mary ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  4. Looking back is quite fun, to remember what was done. And yeah something better about albums then digital I will say.

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    1. Quite fun, so you say Pat ~ Thanks for the cheers the whole year ~

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  5. love the finding old pictures....there are so many stories they bring back up....this is such a tender happiness...makes me smile big in reading it...very cool poem grace....

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    1. I like tender happiness ~ Thank you Brian ~

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  6. "moments seized & held
    like south pearls"

    Beautiful!

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  7. Old photographs are charming and tell so many stories ... very visual poem ... I can picture the lovely memories of bygone years ... tender :)

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  8. Old photographs capture memories that made life worth living. It's all in the details of the mind. Loved this (and the photograph)

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  9. lovely, Heaven! it's a gift, don't you think, that we can experience the happiness again through the memories sparked by the photographs.

    may the new year bring you many happy surprises!

    thank you for joining in at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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  10. hotspicywings@yahoo.com27 December 2012 at 12:13

    beautiful. just beautiful. ;-)

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  11. Perfect Moments captured forever...
    Grace, Thank you so much for your wonderful support and spectacular contributions this past year. You write from your heart, and from what I can see, thats a big, sexy, romantic, brilliant, creative, compassionate, (Did I say romantic?)and very talented one.
    You Rock The Province Baby!!!
    Have a Kick Ass New Year...G

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    1. Thank you for your enthusiastic response G-man ~

      Have a kick ass new year ~

      Cheers ~

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  12. "smiling carelessly" captured me this time. Youthful love does that... pressure and responsibility tends to replace that with something else... Hmmm. Perhaps that is what we get back in the "golden years"?

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  13. This kind of hit me a little hard. I avoid looking at old photographs because of the emotional stimuli. Pictures, music, scents...they tend to invade my carefully guarded emotions.

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  14. This is so lovely. I love old photographs and the stories they tell.

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  15. Love the images and message- thanks.

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  16. This is wonderful! It truly is a beautiful look at aging.

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  17. I loved it all but especially those careless smiles! A delight to read!

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  18. Happiness, indeed! I love this narration.

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  19. I just went through old photos of my first hubby. I'm so grateful I have them! God bless, Heaven.

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  20. very sweet and tender indeed, Grace
    love how you ended it

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  21. Grace, what a sweet poem, definitely happy-big smiles. :-) Happy New Year!!

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