Tears in Frames

For Carrie’s Sunday Muse BlogSpot.  Artwork is: “Eyes Without a Face” by Digital Collage Artist Robin Isely A short one today. I have been immersing myself in Japanese classic haiku and am starting back on my quest to be succinct.

Tears in Frames
“One by one, drops fell from her eyes like they were on an assembly line – gather, fall, slide…gather, fall, slide…each one commemorating something she had lost.” ― Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Tears came before I could stop them,
what was the point in wiping them off?
I have imprisoned myself in my grief –
observers wander the halls
in the museum of my grief –
as lost as I

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 20:51:17

    Such a powerful representation of grief. It holds sadness but does it beautifully. You have been on my mind. Always glad to see you here Toni. 🌻


  2. Sherry Marr
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 21:12:17

    Toni, Pup taught me everything I know about grief – I had thought I was prepared, but one is never prepared for the ABSENCE. It becomes a presence in itself that we learn to live with. A wise doctor told me the depth of the grief honours the depth of our love. I dont ever want to “get over” Pup. I loved him too much. I am thinking of you as you make this journey. It is a hard one but it brings gifts. We were lucky to have loved and been loved so well.


  3. Michelle Denness
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 01:50:24



  4. Lori
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 11:15:11

    The tears that bar the eyes, walling in grief, until they finally fall.


  5. Helen
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 12:00:28

    The sharing of grief, though one wonders if others understand it, has been helpful many times in my life. Nicely done!


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 12:33:22

    I wonder how we can ever learn about such grief… when you are two, one will go first and the other will live with the pain.


  7. Beverly Crawford
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 14:49:53

    At some point I wrote a poem about being half of a pair. It is a painful transition, however don’t make a prison of your grief. Allow yourself to experience a different chapter in life.


  8. Truedessa
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 19:34:54

    Hopefully, one day the grief will be easier but, for now allow yourself to release those tears.

    wishing you peace…


  9. susanstoo
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 00:52:18

    How haunting, suspended tears as “prisons,” as “museums”! Brilliant.


  10. purplepeninportland
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 20:47:03

    “The museum of my grief” – so aptly said.


  11. j. pompei
    Mar 11, 2020 @ 18:54:54

    Might I ask about that painting?


  12. Angelilie
    Dec 29, 2020 @ 11:07:58

    I really like your beautiful blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. Happy Celebrations New Year. A soon. 🙂


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