Night Dies with a Drop of Dew

 

I feel homesick,

Lying here

In my dark and humid home.

 

Light and hope are flickering

In and out of shadows –

Of shadows in the corners.

 

Unfamiliar, I

Am among familiar,

Square angles.

 

Try to think with angles,

Try to imitate

Acres of sugarcane.

 

Home isn’t a house anymore

Or a town

Or hard-pressed cider.

 

Home is where you are

And I am not

There sometimes.

 

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Jane Grey 7 years ago from Oregon

A well-known person once said, "I... can't... imagine! What life would be like without you."

Thanks for poetry that speaks deeply and with colorful, thought-provoking pictures.


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Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you for your encouragement! Poetry is such a personal thing, and I always wonder if the poetry I write makes sense to other people.


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Enigmatic Me 6 years ago from East Coast Canada

Liking this one, honest. Could speak for anyone. Well done.


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks, Enigmatic Me! I'm glad you like it!


eternal cascade 6 years ago

beautiful - you give me chills at the surprising delight i feel.


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you for reading, eternal cascade! Your support is much appreciated!


"Quill" 6 years ago

Well done...apeaks into the hearts of many who have the same thoughts but are just unable to put it together as well as you have ...

Blessings


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you for your kind comment, Quill! I'm so happy this poem spoke to you!


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Rayalternately 6 years ago

a beautiful piece.


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks for stopping by, Rayalternately! It means a lot :)


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

I know these feelings, Rose. I think we all do. Thanks for this thought-filled poem........


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Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

I relate to this. Thank you for sharing these kinds of feelings which many of us former mainlanders feel or have felt at sometime or another -- at least the first few years. Now it's sort of in reverse for me. I'm thinking of leaving and I know if I do, I will miss Hawaii in my soul forever. (I've left twice before, so I know....the colors and culture are unforgettable.)


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan Author

ExoticHippieQueen, I'm glad you can relate :) You're very welcome!


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Pamela, change and moving around can be difficult, especially at first. But sometimes it is good too. It is hard deciding whether or not to move... I hope it goes well for you!

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