Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Drawings Made of Chalk--By Pam Murray--Canada

Drawings Made of Chalk

I dream across the years
Of footprints in the sand,
Of splashing in the sea
And you holding my hand.

I see those long car rides
When you and I would talk.
Today those passing years
Are drawings made of chalk

And time becomes a hand
That brushes them away.
At night when I’m alone
I reach for yesterday,

For hugging as we passed.
You were my solid ground.
Your voice filled me with song.
I strive to catch that sound.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Pam Murray has been writing poetry since the mid-1960’s.  She was married for over 41 years and has two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson.  Pam has been published in a variety of venues.  Her proudest writing accomplishment was a poem she wrote for a United Way fundraiser, which was later framed with a French translation and hung on the wall of the legislature in Ottawa, Canada.  To her, poetry is a transposition of a vision she sees in her mind.  Writing and crocheting are her passions.

11 comments:

  1. Pam, your poem is so beautiful and soft giving a feeling of sentimental and nostalgia in a memory. Your title is so lovely and yet very strong. Welcome to Whispers. Hope to read more of you. Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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    1. Thank you so much Sheri; I love writing and sharing my poetry and apreciate the feedback.

      Pam

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  2. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    Dear Pam,

    Your poem has such a beautiful nostalgic presence
    which bodes well expressing the depth of romantic love.
    It is wonderful Pam! Blessings, Connie

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  3. Pam, welcome to whispers! I so very much enjoyed your lovely poem. I particularly liked the lines Today those passing years Are drawings made of chalk And time becomes a hand That brushes them away. The analogies are particularly poignant and well written. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I am looking forward to reading more of your poems.
    Love, Charlene

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    1. Thank you Charlene; I love writing and sharing my poetry. I appreciate your feedback.

      Pam

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  4. Beautiful remembrance poem Pam, such good imagery and flow. Welcome to Whispers you will be a great addition to the contributors. Robert

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    1. Thank you Robert. Writing is very special to me and I appreciate your feedback.

      Pam

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    1. Thank you Terry. Your feedback is so welcome. :)

      Pam

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  6. So very beautiful, Pam. It's sad to think of the hand of time brushing away the happy times, but inevitably it does. Getting a bit teary-eyed now. Just want to let you know how much your poem touched my heart. Best wishes, Carolyn

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  7. Nice poem with very nice imagery, Pam. I especially love the 3rd stanza. I can imagine writing this poem's images with chalk. Great job. Continued blessings!

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