Memories slow, or: Pick up pace

Poetry Partners #124

A poem by Christine Bialczak of ‘Stine Writing and Miniatures’

Memories slow
after the sadness subsides
but pick up pace
while time passes by
Creating
an ebb and flow
of grief
of sadness
of happiness
of love
Memories keep
time moving forward.

A Waltz Wave by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

time
passes
by;
fluid
impressions
ebb &
flow;
we shall
never form
fresh memories
of the dead;
their ti-
ni-
est rip-
ples across
heartstrings
make
us trem-
ble

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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26 thoughts on “Memories slow, or: Pick up pace”

  1. Yes!!!!
    You know these tug of wars
    All to welll

    I appreciate the stine in miniature
    What an art the poet taught us with miniature writing – lifting the lid and letting out all those feelings which memories brings, with profound skill

  2. What a contemplative collaborationโ€ฆboth poems are deep and moving. The last few lines of your poem, David, are so touching and well crafted. Amazing stuff, both of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oft when their death is old,
    We discover those we never knew.
    Creeping into our dreams,the look On our own faces in the mirror….
    My mother was not so bad
    Just sad.

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