Written for: Poets United – Pantry of Poetry, Proses #3 (posted by Sanaa)
“For now, I invite you to share your entries, as Poets United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, articles, essays) feel free to link anything new or old and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
Optional: For those of you whose muse desires something, here is a beautiful poem by Maya Angelou. Remember to give credit if you decide to write inspired by it.”
When You Come
When you come to me, unbidden,
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.
Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,
If you have lived long, each season opens
a wealth of memories, mementos, smiles,
and often tears. Who did you meet
in Summer, what music did you listen
The sun beat down on beach-goers swathed
in lotions or oils. Scent of coconut wafted
through the air, mingling with that
of brine. How could this paradise
ever end? Yet it did. Summer romances
are hard to sustain once October gets
a foot in the door.
(this poem was inspired by “When You Come” by Maya Angelou)