Modern Poems · Spontaneous writing

Muted Castle

When the great fear came,
I grew muted-
When the great sorrow came,
I grew muted-
When the great success came,
I was muted-
When the great love came,
I was again, muted-
Oh yes, I lived in a muted marble castle, with
only the language of wind and the melody of rain. 

And the day I left, I left behind everything:
from crystal dew bubbles and the green mountains
to the familiar faces and my blue chiffon curtains.
I walked in hasty stride and waved with impish grins,
the breath of Past couldn't catch up but faintly lingers.
And I, a stranger always has her homeland in her arms,
like an orphan for whom she may be seeking nothing,
but the reconciliation of memory and, a named grave.        
Though my temperament has never been the passionate one,
I have missed home, and I have missed you, my dearest friend.   

26 thoughts on “Muted Castle

  1. In reading your wonderful poetry, I was inspired to write a short poem in response. I’ve posted it now, and included a link back to your work…

    Through wind and rain
    Your words retain
    A soothing sound of love

    Despite hardship
    This distant trip
    A godsend from above

    If ever I should have the honor of sharing your table, it would be my distinct pleasure to hear your voice, your stories and future aspirations. May your days ahead be filled with light and love, dear Annabel. πŸ˜‡πŸŒ·πŸ€—

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    1. You are exceedingly kind, Phil! Thank you so much for this beautiful poem and I am honored to have inspired the composition. A treat, a gift, and a joy to read! 🌷πŸ₯‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°

      I’m also grateful for your kind wishes. Wish you all the same and much much more! πŸ₯³πŸ™ πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. You’re most welcome & I thank you, Annabel πŸ™πŸ˜Š I’m pleased to know you’ve enjoyed my short poem, as I have your wonderful work! And, I also appreciate your kind wishes πŸ₯³πŸŒ·πŸ₯‚βœ¨πŸ€—

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      2. I just saw your new profile picture, dear Annabel. If I may say so, I don’t know how you do it, but you look more lovely each time I see you! Wishing for you a wonderful day, my friend! πŸ₯°πŸŒ·

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      3. oh, you are a very kind gentleman, Phil! It was just a random photo taken in a park a few days ago, haha. I guess the greenery helps me looking nicer. Your words make me happy!!

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  2. Poetess Annabel! I am changed by your beautiful writing. πŸ’ž You have a gift for creating original and memorable phrases and weaving them into an expressive poetic story. I applaud you for turning past hardships into today’s art. πŸ’–βœπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌ

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    1. You always have a way to touch my heart with your warmth and your words, dear MicheleπŸ’—. I tend to feel better when I write things out since I am not very β€œverbal” in personπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰. Poetry certainly helps people like me, haha

      Send hugsπŸ€—πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³

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  3. Your poems always have a way of making me feel deep emotions and hope! The way you write is so powerful and beautiful. This was truly a heart touching poem as well as very relatable. You weave words together beautifully. Loved and enjoyed reading thisπŸ’•πŸŒ™πŸŒ πŸ’«

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    1. Your kind words are of beautiful gift to me, dear Jan!πŸ₯°πŸ’— I am glad that you like this poem. Hope you’ve been enjoying a pleasant summer! πŸ˜ƒπŸ”πŸœπŸ–

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