Miranda and Me


Last month I attended the opening of a friend’s exhibition of contemporary art. The following day these words overflowed from my being and spilt onto the page.

Miranda and Me
 
We met in an inferno
Ravaged and scarred
We found each other
 
You are constant movement
Breathtaking contemporary creativity
I reclining reverie
Searing searching poetry
 
And yet
Together we are loving warmth
Wordless wonderment
 
Slipping in and out of step
Pirouettes and pliés
A pas de deux
Choreographed by fate
 
Accepting what life throws us
Holding it for a time
Then doing with it what we must
 
Women without choice
In so many ways
We question and create
In the centre of the maze
 
Tricia 6/11/2011
 

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 December 23, 2011, in Poems and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. One of the great gratitudes of my life is for the very good friends I have in my life.

    In a lot of ways they have become my family.

    One of them called round to see me yesterday. I will be celebrating Christmas with others on Boxing Day

    David

  2. David I am lucky with both my extended family and my friends. My being fills with gratitude whenever I think of them.

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