tidal

Lake Sunapee, Sunapee NH photo by Rene 
with light comes leaving
a slow, sure lifting anchor
the heavy, full heart

Rene ~ August 19, 2011
For Daddy
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31 thoughts on “tidal

  1. I love this tercet with no capital letters – it reads more intimate that way.With just 3 lines you've caught the wonderful bond you had with your dad and how his leaving affected you.'the heavy, full heart' is a wonderful line because it is both heavy with grieving and full with love, or heavy with love and full of grieving. It could be taken either way..Of course he may still be alive, but there's a poignancy here that's almost palpable.You've caught the essence of how wonderful it is to have had a loving father.Bravo.avril

  2. The light seems to single out one boat in particular, bathing it with rays straight from a hole in the sky. The light-path seems to whisper a benediction- as does the last sentence in this poignant verse.

  3. The light seems to single out one boat in particular, bathing it with rays straight from a hole in the sky. The light-path seems to whisper a benediction- as does the last sentence in this poignant verse.

  4. just wondering if my comment got eaten by wordpress…
    i enjoyed your poem a lot and i esp. love the anchor pic. i think it’s a fantastic image to convey the topic to the reader in a very palpable way

  5. I like the anchor balancing out the last line as well as tying into it: "the heavy, full heart"Short, spare poetry can be a challenge, but for some reason I always gravitate towards it. Your poem here, in so few words, is excellently done.

  6. "With light comes leaving" is what struck me the most here.Our hearts are heavy and full when we lose a loved one. But there can also be a great deal of light and hope in the leaving. This was absolutely lovely.

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