Ghost of gardens.

infinite in papery moons
why must I lay
under your foot
in the voluptuous
sea? 

madcaps and glassed eyes
her next death
in a million moons I’ve yet to meet;

god’s leavetaking, nothing left for you
but a ghost of gardens.
 
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57 replies

  1. I’m really enjoying your short poems series, Lucy!

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  2. This is awesome! The poem is short but yet conveys so much meaning! I’ve gotta try this sometime!

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    • Thank you so much, and yes, definitely try it out. A poem a day is a neat challenge, especially with the limited amount of characters you’re limited to on Twitter. 🙂 I’m hoping I can keep this up for a whole year, but who knows? That’s the fun in it, I guess!

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  3. So exquisite in its brevity and ache, Lucy! 💝

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  4. excellent finale to a great poem

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  5. “…a million moons” and a “ghost of gardens…”

    Love the alliterations & all the other aspects of this brief work, Lucy. Awesome.

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  6. Lucy, this is wonderful- I love the ending.

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  7. I too am enjoying your short poems, Lucy, and the way they haunt me, especially the phrase ‘infinite in papery moons’ and the final lines.

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  8. Those final lines are killer,”God’s leavetaking, nothing left for you but a ghost of gardens.” I flashed on the state of mind of the naked Jews in the Nazi showers as the gas came on. One vocabulary note given to me by an English teacher. “It’s lie not lay. Chickens lay, poets lie.”

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  9. Just love the way you expressed yourself.

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  10. Emotionally intense with such a deep note of sorrow.

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  11. This short poem is emotionally deep felt and the way you crafted every phrase.

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  12. Good writing, Lucy! Beautifully crafted. You can sense the thoughtful choice behind every word.

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  13. I love the way you play with sound in your work Lucy. It is a joy to “pronunciate” through your pieces — and love the hallucinogenic images you create. Always a blast to read.

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  14. Beautiful crafted and point made!

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  15. I remember this one made me smile on twitter! I love the questioning in this, I feel a type of rebellion going on. Maybe that’s the tone I’m inserting into it in my own mind though. You had me at papery moons though. ✨

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  16. Oh, wow. this gave me shivers.

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  17. Very nice images Lucy! “Dust in the wind… all we end up being is dust/ghost in the wind!”

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  18. Reading your poems, including this one, leaves me feeling humbled.

    Also, now I know what a ‘madcap’ is – thanks for that!

    Yours,
    David

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  19. This was an awesome poem! I’m so glad Phoebe connected me to you.

    Coincedently, I also submitted a poem as my favourite post! 😁

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  20. I imagine that ghost of gardens as aches reaching for paper moons, far out of reach.

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  21. “infinite in papery moons” and “a ghost of gardens.” I love those phrases–so mysterious, yet evocative, too.

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  22. This is the line that spoke to me,
    “God’s leavetaking, nothing left for you but a ghost of gardens”
    I hear abandonment in this.

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  23. Great stuff! Don’t stop publishing!

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  24. So much to love about this poem. Papery moon, voluptuous sea.. just every line full of “ah ha!” moments! Brilliant!

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  25. The brevity of diction that matches the metaphorical images makes the poem splendid, Lucy

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