au revoir

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



This was my first post on the blog. Decided to repost as a way of  getting started again.

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 March 16, 2012, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Trician, I am glad you are back. I’ve been wondering how you are. This is a great poem, of course. These two lines are really creative:
    our words deep blue sapphires

    our kiss the burnt orange of summer’s sun

    I’m so glad you’re back..

  2. I was glad to see you’d posted, Tricia. Beautiful poem, and I welcome a re-post, especailly since I can see how you began posting some time ago. I’m so sorry that this poetry comes from a broken heart. I hope you’ve been nurturing yourself in your absence. I’m sure it is a very slow journey. You’ve been missed! Debra

  3. Welcome back Tricia,

    You have been missed


  4. This is beautiful Tricia.

    Welcome back

    Love to you

    Christine xx

  5. Our best is all we can do and it is enough 🙂

    Much love xx

  6. I think writing is the best method of grieving.

    Some of our best works come from heavy hearts and I hope yours finds healing

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