Posted in Poetry

Living With the Wind

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay
She loved living 
with the wind
 
Her feet on the ground 
and her head in the clouds 

The wind took her 
by the hand and
she followed

Like a kite 
not meant to be 
earthbound 
 
She bestowed her love 
with abandon 
but her attentions 
were brief

For the wind
would call to her

Yet, like a fragrance 
you can't quite name...

for a few, 
she lingered
 
For those, 
she left longing 
in the night
never to be forgotten

And those few
whispered her name

Seeking the girl
living with the wind

  
Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
*Inspired by the poem by Charles Lindholm "She Had a Gypsy Heart" 

Posted in Poetry

Back Then

Yesterday's ink
gives a view
into my thoughts
of you
back then 

Back then
tomorrow was never
spoken

Today's view
has been tarnished
by the soot
on the panes of glass 

Smoke from the fire
that once burned   

For you

Back then

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
Posted in Poetry

Reason to Smile

He smiles 
to himself 

remembering the 
moments shared  

his smile reflects 
a lifetime 
of laughter & tears 
pleasure and pain 

his skin remembers
her touch
 
his soul remembers
her love

although she's gone 
nothing 
can take away 
the reason 
for his smile

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
*Thank you Chuck, for the seedlings!
Image by Mansour Obaidi from Pixabay