Nostalgia #poetry #beaches #photography

beach shadow

memories of feet caressing sand

beaches and piers, a quest

chasing shore birds

digging for treasure

building castles in shared dreams


sand collapses

sun shines too bright in my eyes

you walk with another

The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. In the seventeenth century nostalgia was considered as a curable disease, like a common cold.

Nostalgia is a longing for a Place as well as for a Time.

Sharing with Poets United – the theme this week Nostalgia.




Awake in My Dream #poetry

Closing her eyes

escape from the past

looking to a dream

to take her away


To castles and clouds

fields and seas

she ran to the mountains

all in one day

Rarely do I write directly about myself or the people in my life. Many of you have been part of my life for several years and in one regard have given me cause to persevere. Several years ago writing became my lifeline. My health was failing; I was literally drowning in a destructive marriage and there seemed no end.

With the help of  friends and family members, I finally got the courage to flee from my marriage. It is sad when dark things come to the light. How could I have been  blind to it? Not only do I see the light more clearly but also the black and the grays.

Thanks to each of you – your encouragement has meant more than you will ever know.

Photography and poetry copyrighted work of L. Moon 2012