The Day That You Were Lost To Me

Eclipse and 'flare'

Eclipse and ‘flare’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The day that you were lost to me
Somewhere between the sand and sea
Somewhere between the breath
And breathless dusty death
A raven flying homeward, finally free

That day the moon rose over the sun
Eclipsed all beauty, so overcome
And roiling in my grief
I lost all soul, belief
I was a simple beggar, come undone

The night I burrowed in your grave
All fiends and devils gladly braved
Annihilation so complete
Just falling at their feet
As though it yet might be that you were saved

The day that you were lost to me
Our joy, such wretched brevity
Somewhere in broken love
And deathless skies above
I ached for one last moment to believe

© 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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21 Responses to The Day That You Were Lost To Me

  1. There is a wretchedness about losing love and the love of another. ‘Aching’ is such a good word. Lovely Helen.

  2. philipparees says:

    Yes to this, wretched art.

  3. Oh my word Helen! This is so beautiful!!! I love it!

  4. Truly beautiful, Sis. Made me miss my dad so much. Hugs!! xxxx Wuthering Heights is my favorite book alongside Pride and Prejudice, of course. lol

  5. we do ache ~ you have described this so beautifully Helen.

  6. Consider me blown away wow!!!

  7. 1WriteWay says:

    This is one of your many poems that no matter how painful the images evoked, one continues to read and then reread because of its beauty.

  8. fibee5 says:

    I love the poem so full of longing for what is lost.
    I did stumble a bit with the changing rhythm.

  9. Noora says:

    A very moving read! The title grabbed my attention immediately.

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