Friday, April 25, 2014

Prelude To a Long- Distance Call ~

I visited you tonight 
Oh, not physically in your home 
nor psychically either 
but in a tender, unobtrusive way 
touching and coloring and enlivening 
an imagining of pleasantries and laughter 
superimposed upon old memories 
and warmed by the intensity of caring ...
I opened the door and called out a greeting 
and although there was no response 
I knew quite well how it would have been 
could you have heard me or in some way 
sensed my presence. Still I felt a welcome 
as I silently joined you
to watch to hear and to look upon 
a scene familiar though so far away ...
But then, to give this pleasant fantasy 
at least a touch of what is real 
and purge a charming dream of any trace 
of morbid sentiment or mournful tears 
I made a call and seemed to see you pause 
look up, then hasten to the phone ...

And now you understand just why I laughed 

when you exclaimed:
                                           "I'm not surprised!
why, we were sitting here just now and felt 
almost as though you'd come to the door!"
I have been friends with Alice 
for over 40 years 
and our friendship is 'growing strong' 
she lives in Massachusetts 
every winter here in Colorado
she and her husband join us 
for some skiing fun on the slopes  ...


  1. That's beautiful angel, seems you have a terrific friend and she of course, loves you as much, always Love the goodness in your poetry

  2. This is so beautiful, Margie, and I love this photo as well! It is so wonderful to have such a deep and loving friendship. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Fine expression of friendship and synchronicity --and that's probably the friendliest photo I ever saw.

  4. That is wonderful, Margie! I love that photo of the two of you.

  5. Beautiful poetry, Margie. And I love the Wingmar background you are using for your blog.

  6. This is lovely, Margie. :) Old friends are a great treasure.

  7. Long time friends... The two... Get Moosed at the Blue Moose in Breckenridge!
    __Grand verse, grand friends... best and friendly wishes to you both! _m

  8. Obviously, you touch each other through heart and spirit. I think you were in a place I know well when this photo was taken! I'm in the desert now with my friend. It's springtime here - and spring in my heart, too.

  9. Hi Margie .. that's lovely to have that reunion .. and to have that friendship for so long .. enjoy .. cheers Hilary

  10. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

  11. Excellent imagery, Margie. I have a lifelong friend who you've made think of. I'll surprise her with a phone call this weekend. :)
    Warm and loving photo of you and yours.

  12. What a beautiful, uplifting poem filled with love and friendship. You're very lucky to have a lifelong friend like this!

  13. Isn't it wonderful how true friendship overrides the boundaries of time and distance, how it links us mind-to-mind?
    A truly heart-warming poem, Margie.
    How I love this...:)

    Hugs xxx

  14. Hi Margie! I am sure that you are lifting your mugs to the power of friendship! Blessings to you both...and I think you do have a psychic connection too.

  15. What a sweet tribute to your friendship! I shared a long distance call with a friend of many years recently and it was very nice. Lovely poem!

  16. It must be so wonderful to have that special kind of friendship.

  17. Something is calling out to you:....rot........., rot............, rot.....on our cats dogs and everything we love...

  18. Wonderful ode to friendship. Loved your poem.

    Greetings from London.

  19. What a beautiful and warming poem :)
    Thank you so much for visiting my little place.

  20. What a beautiful poem and priceless friendship!! Love it. XOXO to both the lovely ladies

  21. What a lovely poem!

  22. What a beautiful friendship ;o) I love the picture ;o)
    Sorry I am late coming around Margie! I have been so busy the last few weeks!
    Big Hugs ;o)

  23. Having long-term friendships is so special. Next month 3 or us who started first grade together in the fall of 1940 are getting together to celebrate our 80th birthdays.

  24. Margie,

    A warm tribute to a great friendship. You are blessed to have such ways of expressing the special qualities which give this reward.


    I have been absent from Blog world for some weeks. A necessary vacation!!!

  25. Friendships are a blessing, Margie! I too enjoy life-long friends!! An exceptionally nice post!!!

  26. A beautiful post Margie the bond between the two of you
    must be extraordinarily strong how lucky you both are to
    have one another :)

  27. Boa tarde,
    Poema lindo a homenagear a sua amiga que faz parte da sua longa e bela amizade, é maravilhoso preservar grandes amizades.
    Dia feliz

  28. I truly appreciate the visits from all of you.
    I am having a very busy day and heading to the park with my granddaughter Rose so I shall reply later to the comments.
    Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit.

    Wishing everyone a fantastic day.


  29. wonderful!! And in that box where i kept all my dad's letter were some that my best friend would write me. We talked daily on the phone but she wanted to hone her writing skills and would write me letters. We only lived about 20 minutes apart and she had a lot of health problems which kept her housebound. Anyway, another poem...which speaks to me today. She passed on MOthers day 2010. I miss her so much and felt close through rereading her letters yesterday. Thank you for being such a wonderful poet.

  30. How blessed you are, Margie, to know such people, to be filled with the exquisite glow of true friendship! write such beautiful, touching poetry!


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bearing its own gifts ...
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