Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Unquenchable



A blue jay bathed in the dogs' water today
as I watched through the kitchen window.
You once said you prefer blue over red
birds; how I yearn to hear your words again.


Prompt Inspiration: Poetry Jam~ Thirst


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Exciting News!! 
I'm reading from Upon the Blue Couch at Poetry Hickory July 8. 
If you're in the area, please stop by... I'd love to meet you!
July 2014

22 comments:

Mary said...

How well I understand your sentiments here, Laurie. Hugs.

Gabriella said...

Eventually it is the little things in our everyday life that remind us of the ones we miss. I enjoyed your image of the blue bird drinking from the dog's plate and how it led you to sweet memories, Laurie.

Brian Miller said...

nice progression in this laurie...i like the image of the bird sharing the dogs water for a bath...and then the move to much more personal...

Susan said...

Yes. What they said. Cherish the moments that come as they came.

Gillena Cox said...

luv the memoir presented

have a nice Wednesday


much love...

alan1704 said...

Beautiful, made me shed a tear, lovely words.

Poet Laundry said...

A quite touching poem Laurie. Congrats on your reading!

Carrie Van Horn said...

That is the hardest thirst of all....a beautiful and sad poem Laurie.

Nicholas V said...

Beautiful and poignant reflection. I love the tangent the view of the birds took you on.

Nicholas V said...

PS: Congratulations on your reading!

Grace said...

This strikes to the core Laurie ~ I wish you well & good luck on your poetry reading ~

Sumana Roy said...

the word pictures are very vivid and deeply moving...
all the best for July 8 :)

SaraV said...

Laurie, such a subtle tie, it is always those little things that we don't expect to trigger the memories. A beautiful poem--hugs <3

umangawasthi said...

We have no idea how some times we are attached to the little things in life. I love this picture! Such a sweet representation of your feelings.

Swathi Shenoy said...

Little things do matter a lot in life! Someday we will realize it :)

The Dark One

ayala said...

Touching and beautiful. Congrats on your reading.

Vince Gotera said...

Hi, Laurie. Love the movement from image to personl ... very Petrarch-like! Hey, I just sent you a facebook pm that's kinda time-sensitive. Hope you're well!

Gail said...

Congratulations on your read!

Arathi Harihar said...

congrats and good luck to you for your poetry reading..
loved this poem..simple things in life which we don't notice ..

mrs-minerva said...

What a sweet, touching poem. Isn't it amazing how the little things make us remember long-forgotten memories? Simply wonderful, Laurie! And btw, congratulations on your reading!

Moonie said...

congrats Laurie
wishing you all the best with "Blue Couch"

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

Beautiful blog, beautiful words. I actually posted up the first comment here or so I thought but the Internet ate it up!

Anyway, I just said that beautiful things come in small packages, much like this lovely verse you have here, such love and heartbreak. Enjoyed it immensely.