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Alison Boyd

Alison Boyd is an Australian born poet, artist, jewellery designer and creative writing graduate of the University of Wollongong, and springs from a creative family. In August 2012 she transferred from Australia to the Monte Amiata region in Southern Tuscany, Italy. She blogs at kittykatmandoo.com and tweets at @kittykatmandoo

 


Breaking up in Tremezzo

with the mute deep mountains as jury

and the lake to catch our years

we make the sever

 

after all my thoughts

weigh-ups

shake downs

it is a gentle breaking

filled

with tender understanding

 

Roma saw the end

it’s true

though it is Tremezzo

who hears our reasons

 

other things will come later:

cats

house

money

things

to be sorted under the eyes of lower mountains

whose lakes have not lain for millennia

 

the stories to be told

will hold this pain

necessary and trembling

between the lines in this book

what comes after

i throw upward

like chaff

 

i

don’t

know

 

my plans are loose

supple as a trout.

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@Karin thank you, karin :)

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@lorna thank you so much, lorna. it was strange to come across notes i had written from that period (the notes from which this poem was written). quite abstract now to think about from this side of time…though very much for the best.

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Such a tender look at heartbreak. I really love the lines
“it is a gentle breaking/ filled/ with tender understanding”
– they really describe how my last break up went. Neither of us wanted to part, but it was for the best which seems to be how it was for you too.

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Such a lovely, sad poem. I love the imagery.

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