Lighthouse by Charles Ryder

Lighthouse by Charles Ryder # Freezing at the beach. I watch you from behind. The dawn is coming in. I am blowing mad. Messing with your hair, the breezes call your name. but you don’t seem to understand I’m not coming back. Tides, they never stay. The spelling on the sand fading like the life...

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1 month ago

Hello Charles, Yours is a very emotional poem with the metaphor of the ebbing tide for the loss of love in a relationship. The rhymes are very sparse. Still, it’s the poem that’s important. And it’s good. Thank you for sharing this.

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Kim
1 month ago

I can feel the frosty alienation as this relationship slowly dies , very emotional .
Loved the imagery of the tides, the wind,the cold – all of it coveys that frigid despair and of slowly sinking.
Well done Charles – brave to let us into your heartache and courageous to share. Sending you 🤗❤

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1 month ago

This is lovely. You tell a story without telling it, keeping the facts to yourself, setting a tone that allows us to feel all without knowing deprived by wonderful and dramatic imagery. 🙏🏼

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1 month ago

Hi Charles, Oh I missed the particular shape. Wow, not sure how you managed to format that in here – amazing. Full of angst, heart ache and loneliness. But also such beautiful imagery. Loved it:) Well done.

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1 month ago

Speechless. Bravo. Beautiful.

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1 month ago

I find such depth of emotion in your poems, Charles, layered amongst the wonderful imagery you paint with your words. I love that you leave it open to interpretation as well; so many stories I can make up in my imagination to this! Well done!

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1 month ago

Did you just create a poem in the shape of a lighthouse? You did! This is brilliant, Charles. I can feel the cold, the desperation, the loss and, finally, the despair. So well done. Thank you for sharing.

1 month ago

Charles you never disappoint. Outstanding. I’m sensing a broken heart. (But I always do.) It must be the chick in me.

Great work!