Sunday, June 17, 2012

Magpie Tales 122: Farewell: Never Taken Lightly









farewells 




to say 
"I'll see you later" 
is to hedge a bet
that both of us 
will be here


each wave 
of the hand 
dismissing fear,
brushing against
silent doubt, 


footsteps in 
open air. 






Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker
Photo  Puddle, 1952, M. C. Escher,  shared by Tess Kincaid 

20 comments:

  1. I can relate to "brushing against silent doubt".I've done that a time or two. This is a great poem!

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  2. Farewells are never simple as wave of the hand ~ Nice one ~

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  3. "footsteps in empty air".....that is lovely!

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  4. There are sad reflections prevailing here. You have managed to create a feeling of a softly brushed and rain washed blues. Thank you for sharing, Rick.

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  5. I much prefer to say 'See you later' though, than 'Goodbye' Later gives the promise of hope, goodbye seems to final.
    This is lovely.

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  6. it takes a bit of faith to say see you later for sure...like footsteps in open air...very cool take rick

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  7. On this Father's Day .. your poem reminds me I never had an opportunity to say goodbye to my father ~ who passed away when I was only sixteen.
    My favorite line ~~ 'is to hedge a bet that both of us will be here.'

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  8. Thoughtful . . . I remember feelings like this.

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  9. i felt a sadness here too..x

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  10. Short and pointed. I love this one.

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  12. Thought-provoking and so very apropos for today...

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  13. True we just never know... Lovely write !

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  14. So creatively put. ThX a mil. Quite enjoyable, this!

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  15. oh my you have been reading my mind
    and that is a dangerous thing
    well done

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  16. Short and succint but says so much about our wondering what the future holds.

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  17. I like the way this says "goodbye"..well done.

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  18. Farewells? Ahhhhh.... Nice poem!..

    JJRod'z

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