“Perhaps creating something is nothing but an act of profound remembrance.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
So romantic...I love your imagery; how I can see it all happening. It's sentimental and sweet, but not saccharine. I love it.
Thanks Chels. My memories are fertile ground for poetry. I like to find the stories and embellish.
Joanne! I was completely caught up in this moment! I could see it all play out, and as a huge fan of vacant lot softball as a girl, you could have sung to me in a voice any more clear. I have stolen my memories back from this piece...and I thank you for that! Wonderful :)
You're welcome and thanks Natasha. I didn't play, but was a fan. My brother was the one who couldn't run, but boy could he hit. I love mining my memories for ideas. I started doing that more in the past couple of years. Memories make for rich soil to grow poems.
smiles. you do well with the stories...this one was touching for me and brought out some of my own memories...really a lovely share...
A very human narrative, with living characters in a coherent world, and description that puts the reader standing next to them. Enjoyed it much.
Thank you Brian and Joy. I appreciate your comments.
Tom Eliot:This poem just wraps the reader up in its blanket of skillfully described imagery.An absolute pleasure to read. A real experience.
So glad you reposted this and shared this with us.You have a gift for telling a lovely story...and those ending lines are very uplifting.also, thanks for your kind words in my blog; will check out that book that you mentioned...happy day~
..the way t'wards the end really touches deep.. i don't think i can write a piece as romantic as yours... lucky you.. you can.. adorable write!(:~Kelvin
Thank you Heaven and Kelvin. :-)
And thank you Tom! :-)
..it means they're already home...love this closure as it sums up the whole story so perfectly...very nicely played joanne
Lovely write, coming from a family that lives on the field I felt so connected to this. ~ Rose
Thank you Rose and Claudia.