A Quilted Memory

“Winter my dear would be cold without warm memories.”

Flakes fall―
a spectacle through the window
warm glögi cupped between my hands
ember coals in the room give way to the glow in your eyes
defying echoes of impossible dreams to relive a day under the African sun
where we took our first long kiss; a beginning of a lifetime journey to the moon

...lighting up my world
…lighting up my world

Song choice: The Impossible Dream by Andy Williams

– process note: this piece is for our upcoming wedding anniversary on Dec 6th. It always feel as if the whole country pauses to celebrate with us, only but of course, it’s also Finland’s Independence Day. It’s a day of double celebration in our home!

32 Comments

  1. This reads like a sigh, Khaya. One that is full of and longing, which grows deeper when we reach the last line. I find myself yearning for that sun, and knowing exactly what that kiss feels like.

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary – this poem speaks beautifully about creating warmth and comfort within ourselves and our lives. something which requires work but shines through when found

    1. Oh, Rommy! This is a lovely compliment. I just mentioned to Sanaa that sometimes when I read the prompt, mind goes blank and I think how am I going to come up with a poem. So, it’s really encouraging to hear that some pieces do succeed in conveying the message. Thank you so much, for anniversary wishes too.

  3. Whistles!!❤️?This is soo wonderfully romantic Khaya 😀 wishing you happy anniversary and many more joyous years to come ahead. I love the tone, the pacing and the images that pour magic into this poem. Especially love; “ember coals in the room give way to the glow in your eyes defying echoes of impossible dreams to relive a day under the African sun.” Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️?

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    1. Dear Sanaa, many thanks to you too. Your prompts do inspire and motivate me to write. But must I say, sometimes I read your prompt and think how am I going to come up with a poem from it. So, it’s a invaluable exercise for my writing process. Thank you. 🙂

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