Soft Focus

English: computer-generated soft-focus images

English: computer-generated soft-focus images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My memory of you
Is in soft focus
I can’t recall the colour
Of your eyes
I think I gave you beauty
Your life couldn’t realise

My vision of your face
Is in soft focus
And there’s something I can’t trace
In the curve of cheek and chin
I think I gave you symmetry
And virtue for your sin

My memory of your smile
Is in soft focus
Perhaps it’s only that
I so rarely saw your joy
I think I gave you gentleness
Not befitting such a boy

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Soft Focus

  1. wow I love this. You’ve put beautiful words to such a wonderful effect❤️ > > >

  2. As time passes we do wonder about past friends and lovers. i like the concept of the soft focus, how time does blur images. Well done Helen, you do create magic with words.

  3. Wonderful poem, so true how memories can have that soft focus

  4. Anja says:

    How tenderly written and memories along with time can help us see others differently. Sometimes it clears up the view. 😉

  5. Outstanding Helen so many beautiful poignant lines love it =)

  6. Melissa Diem says:

    Gorgeous – it flows so effortlessly.

  7. Noora says:

    Touching poem and so skillfully penned.

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