Life had taught her much about
And yet
Wrapped in winter’s embrace
She ached for the fallen leaves

Vangelis understood
He composed
Memories of Green
The notes
That words
Can’t express

Tricia 5/2014

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 May 17, 2014, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Oh this is absolutely beautiful Tricia. I have a soft spot for much of Vangelis’ music, and MoG is a perfect accompaniment to your poem.

  2. An excellent look at a sad mind-state. Very well written!

  3. Green is the colour of life, isn’t it. And I love how you see music in colours!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Tricia! Your words match the notes beautifully as in a meditation. ❤️ Xxx

  5. A gorgeous piece of music and I marvel at how you synchronized your powerful thoughts to the composer’s. This is incredible, Tricia. ox

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