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Pic and a Word #286b: She wakes not

the most awake person I know
has all the life

she recognises mine
she comes to share it

she likes my poem
about dragons and wolves
she wants to sing it

possibly with her dog
Jean Jacques
doing backing vocals




they disperse
into all four points
of the compass

to get her

The four points of the compass here in southern Tuscany taken from one spot on my Friday dog walk upon learning of the death of Alja and her dog. My poem about dragons and wolves which she liked is here. To memory and in peace.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #286: Wakes

ADD-IT: I completely forgot it was the last day of the month and didn’t save the last photo taken in October for Bushboy’s Last on the card challenge but rather used it as a header in this post. Here it is again. Thank you for understanding:

For Last on the card challenge hosted by bushboys world

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

22 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #286b: She wakes not

  1. Nice, Manja, I loved this quote, Graffiti in Slovenia: “Stupid is the hen which condemns its own egg.” What a sad thing you shared about your friend and her dog. Your poem is lovely. She sounds like the kind of friend everyone wants and needs. I’m so sorry for your losses.

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  2. I’m a little late with my comment but I just read this post. So sorry for your loss. I too lost a friend from high school last week from cancer. It is always shocking when someone you know, who is your age, passes. Unfortunately we had only recently reconnected and we (a group of us who get together semi-regularly) didn’t have a chance to really discover what she had been up to for the last 40 years. Your tribute to. your friend was lovely.

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