48 thoughts on “Verloren/Lost

    1. Dear Cynthia…

      I am so happy to see you and to know that you are safe and sound. The news had me worried about you and your family. My heart goes out to all the ones who have lost loved ones and their homes.

      Thank you so much for revisiting my poems and all your lovely comments , Love and hugs, Francina xoxo

  1. This is so beautiful. It creates a feeling of serenity when reading it. So lovely. “I let butterflies die” a wonderfully sad line that somehow evokes so much beauty. Happy New Year, Francina!

    1. Thank you, Brandy! Your comment is as always much appreciated and I’m happy to hear you like this one!
      From across the miles a Happy and marvelous New Year to you as well!
      Francina xx

  2. Julie Catherine

    Dear Francina, butterflies are beautiful but delicate and are gone all too soon … but the possibilities (and impossibilities – which are, after all, simply possibilities not attempted) of life are infinite… we only have to lift our wings and fly. May 2013 see all our wings soar through the endless skies of life! Happy New Year, dear Francina! ~ Love, Julie xoxox

    1. Thank you, dear Julie, I agree with you on both counts!
      May your 2013 a marvelous one as well. Wishing you much writing pleasure and lots of inspirations!
      Love, Francina xoxo

    1. Thank you , dear Christine, for your lovely and kind words! You make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚
      May you have a marvelous 2013!
      love and hugs, Francina xxx

    1. Thank you for your kind words of praise, Wendell.
      Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy New Year, may all your years be filled with love.

    1. Hi Lee,
      Thank you for the read and your much appreciated comments.Bittersweet is a better conclusion than bitterness indeed.
      Have a Happy 2013!

  3. Op jacht naar buikvlinders

    ze loopt verloren in een hemels labyrint
    de wanden zijn
    van vage schijn
    als een fatamorgana die dromen verslindt

    Hoe verloren kan een mens zijn, Francina?

    Weer een pareltje van een gedicht!

    1. Oh, wat een prachtig ontroerend gedicht Lenjef. Dit is wel heel erg mooi, dank je wel! Met veel genoegen gelezen! Dank je wel voor dit juweeltje.
      In antwoord op je vraag, ik denk zelf dat zolang een mens trouw blijft aan zichzelf , aan wie hij/zij is er altijd de weg terug is. Denk je ook niet?

      Alvast een hele fijne jaarwisseling en een goed begin van 2013!
      groetjes, Francina

  4. maddogmaxim@yahoo.com

    There a bitterness here I can’t deny… or is this the other side of the medal? X
    Sent from my BlackBerryยฎ wireless device

    1. Thank you, Elise! and spring is so far away still, but I see why you had to think of it!
      Wishing you and your loved ones a terrific 2013! It’s always good to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, dear Marina ๐Ÿ™‚
      May 2013 bring you and your family Love, Happiness and Health.
      kainourios hronos ( Gelukkig en gezond Nieuw Jaar)

  5. We males are different in behavior. We ask and sometimes we reach our goal. Dear Francina, do not wait, do not waste time, life escapes from the hands of those who can not take chances. Be bold, ask and you shall receive. Kisses and a beautiful and Happy New Year. Nice poem anyway.

    1. Grazie Mille, Giuseppe.
      I agree with you on all counts. And yes, life is all about change and offered chances, very true. However life is also about choices we make and sometimes we have to make another choice than we might have wanted, just to stay true to ourselves. For there is always the mirror we have to face every morning.
      Felice Anno Nuovo!
      A Presto,

  6. Dear Francine,

    My little rhymes are always so straight forward.
    I always have to reread yours over and over to understand their meaning.
    But perhaps yours are meant to be interpreted as the reader wants.

    So I see lost opportunities. But as with a butterfly and its different stages of growth, life is always offering something new……and perhaps better.

    1. Dear Meme,
      The beauty of poetry is that we all have our own voice when writing. Your poems are a delight to read and your songs always brighten my day!
      The way I write has a great deal to do with the fact that English is not my native language. I had to find a way around that handicap so I would not hurt the reader’s eyes with too many grammar iffies. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was very lucky to end up in a circle of excellent poets, who were so kind to take me under their wings when I started to write and they have helped me immensely and still do when I have an oopsy with the grammar which would be way beyond my poetic license.

      And yes there are always more opportunities indeed , I agree on that ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a fabulous 2013 and may your muse inspire you evermore.
      Hugs, Francina

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