I thought of Amelia, just this morning
Not long after the sun rose
Setting my heart on fire
I should have felt guilty
Just a tinge of remorse
None came, and so
My memories grew deeper
Plain as day, I saw Amelia
Her beauty lapped at my eyes
Her sweet scent, crushing me
Leaving nothing inside me to hold back
I knew then, as I did upon our first embrace
There’s no forgetting what’s eternal
What’s forever etched in your soul
No flower blooms forever
Yet she flowers deep inside me
But even in her receding waves, there is grace
Even when the sun disappears, leaving her naked
There is no forgetting
God’s own daughter
Only can I think of her—sun-sweet Amelia
Note: A tribute to Amelia Island just north of Jacksonville, Florida
10 thoughts on “Sweet Amelia”
Rio: Thank you so much. I feel good about the poem as well.
This poem is stunningly beautiful.
the poem is so sweet
Hey Paul, Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed. Hope you are well.
Very beautiful. And really works to evoke the sense of deep remembering, which holds both joy and sadness but no possible regret.
Thanks Dan. Interesting about Joni.
Gautami, good hearing from you and glad you are OK now.
A great tribute. Sorry for being here after a long time. I am ok now!
Nice. Just watched a documentary on Joni Mitchell where she did a nice version of ‘Amelia’….
Nice photos, too. All 600 of ’em.