To a stranger- letter 3

Back to writing

I wanted to write about the full moon and the irony in the elections from weeks ago, about the mistake that I made and nobody noticed, because it was an important day and everyone had their eyes on the sky and on the TV screens. I wanted to ask why no one saw me walking to the top of the hill, nervously searching for answers in the distance of the Aegean, sprinkled with tiny shadows of the sailing boats? Why no one paid attention to the “Poets of the fall” who ran out of lyrics but nevertheless left me an album with lessons and pale roses meant to be burgundy red, that lost their color when he kissed me for a last time?

Instead, I locked my six senses in a sarcophagus, together with the lost control over the forbidden emotions of an even more forbidden night and I gave up to the dancing fire while stars were falling, crying, that he can no longer be my “forever summer”.  I was consumed by the agony, by the loneliness that followed and I missed the beauty of the full moon, I gave another reason to Fate to shower me with brutality, to wake me up and force me to find new dreams, new meaning in the morning coffee and the sunset that survived the rain and the black clouds.

In a way, the intruders that trashed my home and my privacy with much more than a simple disrespect, that made me feel what ‘loss’ really means, did me a favor. It will take time to stop living, day and night, locked in metal and glass, isolated and not trusting life and people, but I got Fate’s point. Unreasonable grief brings only shadows and there is no hope, no new beginnings in those dark corners where we feel sorry for the lost battles and soldiers, the only way to fight the unexpected woes is to keep going and never look back. And here I am, moving on and writing again …  hungry for the words and the thoughts of others!


“Solitude” by Hugo Ramos

© 2012  Broken Sparkles


15 Responses to “To a stranger- letter 3”

  1. hugopoems Says:

    Hi Blaga,

    There are so many interesting metaphors sprinkled throughout this very poetic piece. I like how the link compliments the meaning of second paragraph. You have a lot happening here. Music, photography, and smooth flow of ur words. I hope the new meaning in your morning coffee happens sooner, rather than later.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      It all started from your full moon pictures, the rest is just events and little details in metaphors. I like metaphors! They let you say whatever you can’t hold on inside and still there is some kind of privacy over the emotion and the moments you talk about! Thank you Hugo!

  2. Victoria Says:

    Yes, this is such good writing, full of those metaphors, sensory details and, above all, yo draw us in emotionally. And I’m glad you’re back writing.

  3. Bluejellybeans Says:

    Welcome back Blaga! :)

  4. Eclipse Says:

    …so well known hunger Blaga….
    To look ahead is all we must do to stay sane.
    (PS: My fav song by the above named band – Carnival of Rust…..sigh….)

  5. dragonkatet Says:

    Beautiful picture and such well-expressed sentiments! I am glad to see you back on the blogging scene, Blaga. The hard lessons in life are often the most effective, unfortunately – we grow through pain and challenge, to ultimately become better people. Like a sword which has been tempered and folded over and over, the “trials by fire” only make us stronger! :) Believe it…you WILL be stronger and even better than before. Do not allow these worthless strangers to dim your passion and take away your hope. You are cherished, my friend. XoX

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      You have such beautiful ways to give energy to people through your words, Corina! I’m very lucky to have met you! Let’s see now what muses will visit me :) Hopefully the most inspiring … Regards!

  6. Jamie Dedes Says:

    The call to love and faith: it’s the hero’s journey – you were spit from the belly of the whale and walked trail of trials. The goddess will return … the heart will mend, the pen will write, and the sun will rise on your smiles. Welcome back.


    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      I am happy that you are back too, so much time not having around was hard. I do hope you’re well and filled with energy! I really loved your last poem! Thank you my dear, lovely, unique, sweet, great Jamie :)

      • Jamie Dedes Says:

        Am reading this for the fourth time. This is so in the spirit of what “Into the Bardo” is about. I’d like to post this too toward the end of June. Okay with you? I’ll check back here. Am I imposing too many time? ;-)

  7. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso Says:

    Hi! I have included you in my list of “recommended sites at . Whether you choose to accept the award or not, know that I have enjoyed your writings and wish to honor you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: