Now it’s ashes, kept:
burned your letters
attar, frankincense — left
in the hollow of my pillow,
a single strand of hair.
I fell asleep with you… again.
A single strand of hair
in the hollow of my pillow
Attar, frankincense, left
Burned your letters —
now it’s ashes (kept).
Palindrome poem… just a small one for Marian at toads. I will link up at Poetry Pantry with this tomorrow.
This palindrome is like the letter we keep writing to the one who left us however long ago. Surely we will get it right someday. Well done!
So many times it’s like a record that keeps repeating
Yes, yes… but don’t burn that hair, it will smell bad 🙂
It’s bittersweet… the memory that forever lingers in our mind even after the letters have burned away. A most poignant palindrome, Bjorn!
This is so romantic and yet melancholy at the same time — beautifully written!
The strand of hair; is such a bittersweet image. Nice write Björn
That’s clever writing….
Memories of what once was….a few, very few, treasures remain.
I agree with Brendan! Oh, the ashes of past relationships, still drifting.
So sad…ashes of love. Love’s graveyard welcomes another.
Happy Sunday Bjorn
It lives in memory despite having turned into ashes. Emotions do overwhelm! Great palindrome, Bjorn!
A love affair that leaves such strong memories that last a life time will as I know always return to haunt you so the palindrome works so very well here with the dual feleing of regret and longing that hurts so much.
Amazing how the meaning changes subtly with the reverse order of lines.
True, some memories just don’t go away or we don’t want them to.
Beautiful response to the form.
What a wonderful poem!
A beautiful palindrome….that single strand of hair on the pillow. Wonderful, Bjorn!
what a fine response!
i have yet to write one. 🙂
A sad palindrome. Like you said, a record that keeps skipping, the needle caught in the same groove.
The shadows of past romances always seem to linger…. well done!
great job on the prompt… it is not easy to do
Heartache always lingers. You said so much with so few words – great write!
Love this mesmerizing form. As I am not familiar with the palindrome poem, I appreciate the introduction to it. It seems to me, you nailed it. This is fab!
Great job on the palindrome ~ reads coherently forward & backward.
Keeping the ashes…it’s something we all do at one time or other with the relationships we burn. Sooner or later, however, even the ashes weigh us down, so we scatter them. It’s time to move on.
What a lovely palindrome!
poignant, melancholic yet assuring. well written
loved how the meaning changed at the end…..great write….!
A nice pleasant read, Bjorn. It reads very well both ways, like reading it twice. And I was there both times.
A melancholy palindrome; I am impressed!
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Very interesting to read your palindrome. I wouldn’t have come to your poetry without the ping from was it a car on the the palindrome I posted.