Ghosts of a Kind - poetry month contribution

Schloss  Mespelbrunn
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Here is my contribution to April's Poetry Month. This is a castle I visited often when I lived in Germany as this was located about an hour by car from where I lived. It was built during the middle ages and sits in the Spessart woods of Germany. The original family, many generations since then, still lives here and they share it with the public every summer.



Ghosts mingle as

laughter twinkles down the hallways

of my Castle

Remembrances float by

my imagination

Bringing back memories

so treasured and sure

Once upon a time

through the eyes of Ghosts

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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

I can't write it but I can sure appreciate it. :)


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

A nice tribute to the spirits of times past. whonu


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Short but descriptive Suzette and I like the theme and photo of the castle. How wonderful to have lived nearby.


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k@ri 20 months ago from Sunny Southern California

Must be a great place to visit! I love how you make it sound more fun than scary. I really enjoyed this! :)


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Bill: Yes, you can write poetry if you try. I used to say the same thing, but look, I throw out a poem or two every once in a while. Thanks so much for stopping by to read this.


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

whonunuwho: Thanks so much for stopping by to read my poem. Glad you enjoyed it.


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

John: Yes, my poetry is usually pretty short and to the point. LOL! Glad you enjoyed it.


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mckbirdbks 20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Great contribution to April poetry month. I happen to have an oil painting of that castle done by Eugene Schmidt. I don't even notice it when I pass it by. Your picture reminded me it was there.


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travmaj 20 months ago from australia

You captivated me - a few words but each one meaningful, a lovely remembrance of your Castle.


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Nadine May 20 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I do not do poetry at all and I am always impressed by these creative writings. You poem became a vision of the very ghost you mentioned.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london

Beautiful castle in Spessart. Exquisite poem!


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Hi Mike: I am certainly not one of the great poets here on HP, but I wanted to contribute at least one poem during April - Poetry Month. Thanks so much for you enthusiasm and that oil painting of the castle sounds interesting. Now, maybe you will notice it! LOL! It has a wonderful history and culture behind it, and really my favorite castle in Germany. Thanks so much for your visit.


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thank you so much, travmaj. I appreciate your comments and the castle is a lovely remembrance. I have photos of it on my walls.


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Nadine: Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. I wanted to at least write one poem for poetry month. I am pleased you liked it.


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suzettenaples 20 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thank you, manatita and I am glad you enjoyed it.


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The Examiner-1 19 months ago

Awesome Suzette. I shared it and Tweeted it.

Kevin


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jhamann 19 months ago from Reno NV

Excellent contribution Suzette, I love the ending lines. Voted up and away! Jamie


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Kevin: Thank you for the shares and I am glad you enjoyed this poem


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Jamie: Thanks so much. That means a lot coming from a poet as yourself Glad you enjoyed it.


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida

'laughter twinkles down the hallway...how fanciful that is.

Sweet, concise and clear images....it takes real creativity to say more, with fewer words.

Voted up+++ and shared

Angels are once again on the way to you ps


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MsDora 19 months ago from The Caribbean

I can imagine the thoughts of ghost and ghost stories associated with such a castle. Your lines do justice to the memory.


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thank you pstraubie. I am glad you enjoyed reading this. It is just a simple poem for poetry month. Thanks so much for your comments.


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thank you, Ms Dora, for reading this poem and for your comments. I so appreciate them. I am happy you enjoyed my little poem.


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ocfireflies 19 months ago from North Carolina

Suzette,

How I would love to visit this home/castle--and even more so if you were my guide. Beautiful poem and up and shared.

~Kim


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Kim: This is just my favorite place in Germany. So quiet and peaceful as visitors can mill around the grounds around castle and then tour the castle which is still beautiful today. There are artifacts from the middle ages on display and it truly is a comfortable castle in which to live. I would love a 'road trip' with you Kim. It would never be a dull moment.


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Vellur 19 months ago from Dubai

Beautiful tribute to ghosts of the past, great write.


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thank you Vellur and I am glad you enjoyed reading this.


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torrilynn 19 months ago

I've always wanted to travel. seems like a beautiful place. great read.


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RobinGrosswirth23 19 months ago from New York

Remembrances float, beautiful imagery

Castles are very whimsical and make for fertile text. Lovely. Thanks!


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

torrilyn: Yes,, it is a beautiful place and it brings back such pleasant memories for me.


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Robin: Thank you for visiting and for your comments. Much appreciated.


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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

Oh--loved this!


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suzettenaples 18 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Thanks Audrey. Your comments mean a lot coming from a poet such as yourself. I am pleased you enjoyed it.


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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England

Loved this suzette! and the photo really went well with it, you are so lucky to have lived near there to visit!


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suzettenaples 17 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Nell, thanks so much for your comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed reading this. Yes, sweet memories of a different time and place.


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Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago

Wow! Suzette this is so beautiful.


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CrisSp 15 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This indeed is ghosts of a kind unlike typical ghost articles, this is a delightful read (not scary at all).

Beautiful write. Beautiful image. I hope to visit the castle someday.


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suzettenaples 15 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Shyron: So glad you enjoyed this poem as it brings back happy memories for me. There is such thing as 'happy ghosts!' LOL!


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suzettenaples 15 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Cris: Thanks so much for reading this and I am glad you enjoyed it!


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Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago

I had to come back and re-read this again. It is that beautiful.


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m abdullah javed 15 months ago

excellent and an interesting tribute to the ghosts, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it.


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ladyguitarpicker 14 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

I like your photo of the castle and the poem. Nothing anyone built today could last that long. I enjoy anything from Germany.


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suzettenaples 14 months ago from Taos, NM Author

Shyron: Thanks so much for liking my poem and checking back again. I am thrilled that you liked it so.


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suzettenaples 14 months ago from Taos, NM Author

m: Thanks so much for taking the time to read my poem. I am so glad you enjoyed it.


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suzettenaples 14 months ago from Taos, NM Author

lady: I too love anything from Germany! Thanks so much for reading my poem and I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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