au revoir

 I turned in the night to find your arms around me

we spoke

our words deep blue sapphires

dancing amidst soft white clouds

we kissed

our kiss the burnt orange of summer’s sun

sinking slowly into the ocean

we held each other

until the dream ended

and death

claimed you

once more



About triciabertram

I have written all my life. Writing helps me to make sense of a world I often don’t understand. Poetry is my supreme solace, closely followed by literature and music. When my son ended his life in 1999 I embarked on the most difficult journey of my life, my grief journey. To survive in this unknown, harsh landscape I had to write. It was for me, the only way I could even begin to move forward. Then in 2009 my darling husband died suddenly and so my journey continues. I write about other issues but because of my life experience, grief and death are continuing themes in my writing life. In our culture I believe there is a fear of death, an inability to accept the inevitability of our mortality, and this creates enormous difficulties for the bereaved and those around them. I have begun this blog in the hope I will create a small ripple in the pond of fear that is currently drowning the reality of death and grief. I will continue to skim the stones of my truth, watch them bounce, and see how many ripples I can make.

Posted on November 22, 2011, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Long John Silver

    Congratulations on getting the website up. Looking forward to seeing some more poetry here. “Silence” was one of my favourites, and should definitely be included in this collection.

  2. Thanks Pirate. I did a bit of slash and burn on “Silence” after listening to John Cage speak about silence on youtube. Will post both versions and when you have time you can let me know which one you prefer. The edited version is titled simply “Silence 2”.

  3. Reblogged this on Writing the roads of grief and commented:

    This was the first poem I posted. I thought I’d repost as a means of restarting.

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