Sweet Keeper

A humming line
A chipped clay cup
Sweet jasmine air
Dark bitter tea
Large leaf breeze
Small bird twitters
A paintbrush
Black drops
On cream parchment
A whispered kiss
Upon childhood cheek
And laughter
Upon the wind
And into the memories
She keeps

9 thoughts on “Sweet Keeper

    1. Philisapher Post author

      How is this bitter?
      Personally I find them pleasant and literal examples memories, I think they are sweet reminiscences of the items which make up a life I may not have lived.

      1. Philisapher Post author

        Admittedly my poetry does lean toward the bitter side if viewed in that way. Although I was rather surprised you found bitterness in this one as to me it went the opposite.
        I understand that sometimes the way I percieve the world is analytical and tries to find emotion through purpose and reason, its possible that in doing so I inadvertantly come across as bitter through my documenting of such things. I had always hoped I affected people on a wider spectrum than that but alas you can only know your audience from unguarded comments like your own, I truly do appreciate the personal feedback in how you see my writing, and also for your comment on my poetry being good, thank you KB

  1. PÖ3TIC

    Its always the little details that make a memory so powerful, reading this certainly reminded me of several of my own childhood memories and I found nothing bitter about it…except maybe that tea haha!

    1. Philisapher Post author

      Thank you so much!
      I had hoped to convey memory with this one, I love the way we store and retrieve memories, it is fascinating.
      And a good tea is a bitter tea 🙂


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