Every Now and Then

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
(posted by Linda Lee Lyberg)

Nostalgia creeps in
every now and then.
I recall with fondness, 
my growing up home–a housing 
project in Brooklyn.  Look at it
now.  Instead of towering 
over me, it appears that
the school and all the
buildings have shrunk
in my absence.  Because
I grew up there, I rosy
it up as an ideal place.
At this juncture of my
life, all I feel 
is strife.  Nostalgia
can be a wonderful

"I am always drawn back to places where
I have lived, the houses and their
neighborhoods."  ~Truman Capote
from Breakfast At Tiffany's


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to Every Now and Then

  1. Ah, yes. Nostalgia is our safe haven these days. Well Done!


  2. dsnake1 says:

    We always have a fondness for the places we grew up in, even though they may look aged, embattled and scarred.


  3. SelmaMartin says:

    Childhood! We store so much and how lucky we are for it. Thanks for sharing.


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