“My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all…All my heart has ever wanted is you.” 
― Stephanie Laurens, The Edge of Desire

At times, anemoia overwhelms
me in my nightly dreams
when I long for another life and place
to rescue me from my demons.

These memories out of time and space
can be so overwhelming-
the intense tang of a marvelous kiss
that leaves you wanting, wanting
the peculiar scent of an old perfume
stained on a yellowed handkerchief
or hearing a forgotten melody that is haunting,
So you don a blue velvet hat adorned with faded blooms
and sway to the music as you dance under a full moon.

©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Written for Shay’s Word Garden List- 13 Rue Therese.

14 Comments on “Anemoia

  1. This made me catch my breath as I read it, and then let out a long slow sigh when I was done. This went straight to my heart–and no doubt will be the same for many who read it.


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  3. I love that blue velvet hat , the haunting melody….the poignancy of every perfect line. Wonderful, Linda.

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