Thursday, April 26, 2018

Remembering--By Caryl Calsyn--United States


Memory is a wellspring,
waiting, just waiting,
to be drawn upward.

The choice is mine alone.
I can retrieve a memory
sure to make me laugh,

or another that is sad
and the pain so real
that I dissolve in tears.

Some memories are so
troubling that I try hard
to keep them in the well.

Yet often the memories
are treasured keepsakes
and are all that I have left.

Caryl Calsyn is a retired Interior Designer who only began writing poetry about five years ago. About three years ago, she began submitting to publishers. Her first try was accepted, and she now has 124 that have been published. She is a board member for the county historical commission and the local museum.  She sings in a chorale and her church choir and loves family gatherings.


  1. Hi Caryl. "Remembering" is a touching poem that soothed my heart when reading it. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings!


    1. Thank you, MJ. Soothing a heart is a wonderful thing. I think this one is becoming one of my favorites.

  2. Dear Caryl,

    Thank you for your sincere poem, I treasure the happy memories and the sad ones as a reminder that there's a balance in life. The good memories are my lifeline though.

    Best wishes,

  3. Dear Caryl,
    Good poem with a great ending
    Knight Writer