July 11, 2014 § 15 Comments


from a book

slips a dried flower –

long forgotten


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§ 15 Responses to lost

  • sherinsk says:

    Beautiful 🙂

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      So pleased you liked it. I’ve been finding flowers in my books of late, and can never remember why I put them there…

  • Lovely imagery, and very thought-provoking, Rachael.
    You may have noticed that I have ‘re-liked’ (if that’s even a word) some of your posts as you seemed to have disappeared off my ‘Reader’. I’ve pressed a few buttons, so I hope you’re back!!

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thanks, Chris, re ‘lost’. I hadn’t noticed you re-liking TBH, and no worries. Stranger things happen at sea… 🙂

  • mikesteeden says:

    Done that just recently – a four leafed clover my mum had me put in a Bible long before I became an atheist. Beautiful, reflective words.

  • SirenaTales says:

    so many sensations from so few, yet painterly, words. thank you for the treasure. xo

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thank you, Chloe. I know it can be hard to comment on some haiku, but your words ‘many sensations’ and ‘painterly’, are more than enough to make my day. xx

  • Miranda Stone says:

    This one really resonated with me, Rachael, because I used to do this. Someone would give me a rose or other beautiful flower, and I would press the petals into the pages of a book, only to open that book years later and see the petals scatter to the floor, and try to remember where they came from, and what occasion prompted me to save them.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Yes, that’s what I was aiming for. The flowers as a metaphor for our lives comprising of an apparent random collection of events (dried flowers), that we can’t quite recall, and don’t quite make sense…
      Thank you for your feedback, dear friend, and have a good weekend.xxx

  • Lovely Rachel, the sense of age and decay is beautiful. ….and I love your new gravitar…..I keep meaning to do a new one….oh well something else to add to the list!

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thanks, Seonaid. I’ve been procrastinating about the gravatar for ages – the change is good even though it took me a couple of hours fiddling about… 🙂

  • F.G.M. says:

    Beautiful and moving! Thank you Rachael…

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