Missing You

Would that I could call you back
take up seeds and sow them deep
roots so strongly based on earth
even angels could not
would not
escape with you enfolded in their wings.
This is my dreamscape.
You, alive with hope,
for many tomorrows.


For dVerse, the virtual pub for poets.  It’s Quadrille Monday and we’re asked to use the word “dream” or some form of it, in a 44 word poem.Also published today, Film Noir, Take 38 which uses all 38 words given as prompts thus far in our current quadrille cycle. Hope you’ll click on the title and read it too!  Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Photo: This is my dear friend, Louise. She died in February 2017, after battling ovarian cancer for two years.

35 thoughts on “Missing You

  1. Karen August 14, 2017 / 9:41 am

    A lovely tribute to your friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian August 14, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Every week, either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, I sent her silly emails for those two years. I miss her. Far too young to be an angel.


  2. Victoria C. Slotto August 14, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    What a beautiful woman she must have been (I can see it in her face). Poetry is such a perfect way to celebrate someone loved and lost.


  3. kim881 August 14, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    What a lovely poem for your friend, Lillian.May I borrow those final lines to whisper to my mum, please?
    ‘This is my dreamscape.
    You, alive with hope,
    for many tomorrows’.


  4. Grace August 14, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Very moving tribute to your friend Lillian ~ Love the personal share and photo ~


  5. kanzensakura August 14, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    And may I borrow them as well to sing to my mother? A lovely tribute. It truly made me weep. your friend was so very beautiful. I know what it is like to lose a dear friend. My heart goes out to you.


  6. whimsygizmo August 14, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss, Lil. This is a gorgeous tribute.


  7. alisonhankinson August 14, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    A beautiful image. Sorry for your loss, very moving words. Much Love. XXXXXX


  8. welshstream August 14, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Both a poignant and powerful piece of writing.


  9. whippetwisdom August 14, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    They often say angels only briefly visit this world to spread some light before moving on and your friend Louise looks like a beautiful soul. Your poem is a loving tribute to her and those last three lines many of us will want to borrow and sing to those we have lost xxx


  10. hypercryptical August 14, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    A wonderful tribute to a dear friend Lillian.
    I lost my best friend nearly two years ago and still can’t accept that she is really gone. I miss her so much.
    Anna :o]


  11. Bev August 14, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Your friend was beautiful. I share your dreamscape for dear friends I’ve lost in the last few years.


  12. Glenn Buttkus August 14, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    How fortunate we poets are, being enabled to find the words to describe our emotions; very sweet, powerful tribute. You had me at preventing those pesky angels from spiriting her away.


  13. Ayala August 14, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Beautiful tribute. Sorry for your loss.


  14. mother wintermoon August 14, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    So deeply sorry for your grief and loss. Your tribute brought tears to my eyes. Your friend was so dearly loved. ❤️


  15. purplepeninportland August 14, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I am sorry for the loss you suffered. Glad you posted the photo with your poem. This is a lovely tribute, Lillian. My eyes welled up thinking of those I miss.


  16. Waltermarks August 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    A beautiful tribute to a friend who obviously is a wonderful person. Her portrait is georgeous, and your words paint a picture of a beautifulfriendship. I’m very sorry for your loss!


  17. Adda August 14, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    ❤ Beautifully said for an obviously dear friend and special friendship. She has such kind eyes, similar to yours.


  18. Janice August 15, 2017 / 12:40 am

    Your dream is expressed in an intensely soulful image. I’m sorry you lost your friend.


  19. maria August 15, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Ah, a poignant piece. Bless you and your friend, Lillian.


  20. Sumana Roy August 15, 2017 / 1:06 am

    So poignant. A touching and beautiful tribute to the dear one.


  21. annell4 August 15, 2017 / 8:55 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I love your poem.


  22. Dr. Crystal Howe August 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your tribute to Louise is beautiful, especially the garden theme.


  23. lynn__ August 15, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Reality is heartbreaking but your dreamscape inspires!


  24. ZQ August 15, 2017 / 8:21 pm



  25. Misky August 17, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    What a blessing to have such a special (and memorable) friend.


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