I speak our secret language to the universe

the stars are silent, stalwart

steady in their non response

I murmur your name to the changing trees

and hear your "hush" in their reply 

nothing has changed,  everything is different

Your stories come to me with the moon

in waves and songs of the sea

the infinity of whirls in shells, wind chimes

Your eyes are now the sky above me

I feel them watching, tenderly

smoothing the lines, listening between the tears

Alone, I am with you most

our small exchanges present in the silences

the lilt in your voice,  the poetry in our laughter

You are now my dreams 

the regrets and sorrows fading

to our new way of crossing the universe together

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on November 6, 2016 at 9:44am

"...nothing has changed,  everything is different..."  Too, too true. R&L

Comment by Rosigami on November 6, 2016 at 9:47am

Lovely, ephemeral imagery. Beautiful, Rita.

Comment by Rita Shibr on November 6, 2016 at 9:50am

Hello friends,  yes JMac,  life a dichotomy always. Thank you for stopping in

Hi Rosi, thank you friend. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on November 6, 2016 at 12:42pm

xoxoxo Rita 

Love seeing your poetry here, my friend. Beautiful, heart wrenching. You have a gift with words.

Much love to you.

Comment by Rita Shibr on November 6, 2016 at 1:40pm

Hi Anna, not writing much, it's a beautiful autumn today the leaves are shushing golden and red in the wind. It's a poetry day I guess.  Good to see you too my friend. 

Comment by Boanerges on November 6, 2016 at 2:33pm

Hello, Our Lady of the Hat -- how nice to see you here again, and with another of your gems. A very pleasant surprise on a Sunday afternoon.

Comment by Rita Shibr on November 6, 2016 at 3:03pm

Hey Bo~ I like that Lady of the Hat... just wearing a wool fedora today the start of chilly weather. Good to see you too Bo.  Silently speaking to the night sky of late, thought I would write it all down. Thank you for coming by my friend. 

Comment by Zanelle on November 6, 2016 at 6:07pm

"You are now in my dreams...."  Oh so beautiful, Rita.  Thank you.

Comment by M. C. Sears on November 6, 2016 at 6:54pm

Beautiful.  I've missed your poetry. 

Comment by Rita Shibr on November 6, 2016 at 7:38pm

Good to see you Z,  appreciate the kind words.

Hello MC,  I have to stop by and see if you have been painting and writing, I have been somewhat stagnant. Thanks for stopping in and the kindness.  I am struggling with a few lines.  I felt the dichotomy of life, the never changing yet oh so different ness of the world at times.  Hoping it translates. 


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