Tattered and Grey

I looked for you today, I thought 
I saw your face there– 
among tethered winter clouds

But when I looked again, they became 
another memory cloaked 
in tattered grey shrouds

Then came longing, the painful ache 
of missing you in harsh– 
brilliant sunlight breaking through

And upon my soul ensued, a somber mood 
the loneliest shade of indigo blue, 
painting all I saw with a wistful hue
as I looked 
for you

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB- Endings/Beginnings

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

48 Comments on “Tattered and Grey

  1. Oh, this is so heartbreaking. Seeing someone and they are not really there, that is grief at its worst. I’ve been through that before. Beautifully depicted with brilliant use of colors to shade the poem. ❤ ❤

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  2. Linda, I understand those waves of longing. They hit when you least expect them and always leave too soon. Poignant and resonant.

    Hoping your procedure went OK. See you in 2021, where “the skies are not cloudy all day…”

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  3. Lovely piece Linda – I kept looking from the photo to your lines, back and forth – until the last brief lines. Thank you for sharing this piece at a difficult time. All best wishes for the new year.

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  4. There is this haunting longing and wistful blue mood to the poem. Lovely poem Linda.

    Thank you for being part of our team and our poetry community.

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  5. brilliant sunlight breaking through

    And upon my soul ensued, a somber mood
    the loneliest shade of indigo blue,
    painting all I saw with a wistful hue

    I’m not sure why I’ve been finding so many favorite lines in people’s endings, but I really, really loved these. They just capped off the poem perfectly, Linda!


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  6. You’ve got me looking for faces in Norfolk’s ‘tethered winter clouds’ – and the sky is packed with them this morning. I love the ‘loneliest shade of indigo blue, / painting all I saw with a wistful hue’, a sad colour but more beautiful than winter grey.

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  7. “the loneliest shade of indigo blue” is clear to eye and heart here, the poem is so evocative and beautiful even while describing heartbreak. Take care, and enjoy your holidays 💖

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