Saturday, April 28, 2012

y is for yesterday


yesterday is tomorrow's past and each one delicately strewn, with faded hues of misty dreams--

with softly spoken confidences---

but where do they go and what do they know---of our secrets and our pain-

what would you give for a chance to go back to the yesterday when you understood

but you will again ,if you loosen your grip, let it wash you anew like the dawn

yesterday can be as close as you chose, we are all waiting for it at some point-

yesterday will be there as sure as the hope of today,

yesterday holds you and teaches you things that no present or future can do-

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  1. That made me a little misty eyed.

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    1. well i hate to say i'm glad--thanks sandra :)

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  2. Insightful--that last line especially.

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  3. I agree with what Dana said, especially the last line. There is lots of wisdom in these words, again especially that last line!

    One more letter!!!

    enjoy the weekend!

    betty

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    1. thanks so much, betty--and yes yes yay!!!

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  4. Lovely, thought provoking and packed full of wisdom. Loved this! As I do all of your posts!

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    1. thank you so much--your sweet encouragement has meant the world to me!

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  5. I loved this. Yesterday always seems to get a bad rap, but you've redeemed it!

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    1. wow what a wonderful thing to notice--thank you :)

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  6. Yes, I've learned a lot of things from my past activities and those consequences. I don't have regrets.

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  7. It's a gift how much we can learn from our past experiences, huh?

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    1. that is a wonderful way to look at it!

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  8. Our yesterdays influence our todays. Thought provoking post!

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  9. I try not to worry too much about yesterday, but here lately yesterday carries over and becomes my today. :/

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  10. Yay for a wonderful and lovely post.

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  11. Yes! We should all learn from yesterday so that today and tomorrow will be better!

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  12. Sometimes I am so glad to see yesterday behind me; other times I wish I could hang onto it. Was it the Beatles who wrote "Yesterday"?

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  13. I believe that yesterdays are important. No matter what you did, what kind of mistake you made, what you chose brought you to where you are today.

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  14. Yesterdays folly is todays wisdom.

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  15. A lovely poem...while there is no way to turn back the clock, the best we could do is apply the lessons we learned yesterday to the present and tomorrow.

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  16. We do learn a lot from yesterdays. Beautifully written. Julie

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    1. hopefully more than we realize--thanks julie!

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  17. Sometimes I wish I had known during those yesterdays what I know now.

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    1. yeah that would maybe change some things huh ;)

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  18. Hello Lynn, beautiful space, passing to say hello, nice to read your text.
    if you like the poetry I invite you to my space, thank you.
    happy day.

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    1. thanks ricardo, i do love poetry, i will visit!

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  19. Wow Lynn! This was so beautiful. Thank you.

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  20. I enjoyed this. Yesterday is a word that holds so much meaning and emotion.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. it does for me too--thank you shannon!

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  21. I think it's interesting so many A to Zers chose yesterday as their Y word -- some seem to yearn for it while others are just darned glad yesterday's gone.

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  22. Great post and definitely worth a Tweet!

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  23. Wow! You didn't throw a whole lot of words out - but you spoke volumes. Excellent post!

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    1. what a nice thing to say!! thanks craig :)

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  24. There is some deep thoughts here. I love it because it is beautiful and made me think. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. i am so happy you liked it--thank you very much, jessica :)

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  25. I wonder in what way do you mean?

    I am quite wrapped up in yesterday and sometimes wonder if this means that, at some point, the door will be opened (somehow) for me to visit it in a quite literal sense.

    Not exactly like a time machine. More that the true nature of space and time are nowhere near fully understood but that our knowledge base is widening every day -- and who knows where this will lead. (Or when.)

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    1. i meant it in many different ways--i try not to define too tightly my meanings or intents, as to let the reader, especially with poetry, see their own truth in it---thanks so much suze for your interest and thoughtful comments :)

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  26. Like another commenter, this reminded me of the Beatles 'yesterday'. Yet it's more hopeful instead of being full of regret.

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  27. Lovely! Much of my blog is devoted to yesteryear... a nice place to record those memories.

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    1. i think a lot about the yesterdays these days--thanks joyce!

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  28. Great y post! I particularly liked this part: "yesterday holds you and teaches you things that no present or future can do"

    Nice!

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    1. i kinda like that part too haha--thanks alison :)

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  29. Beautifully written, Lynn. The first sentence took my breath away. :)
    yesterday is tomorrow's past and each one delicately strewn, with faded hues of misty dreams--
    very true about yesterday teaching us things today or future cannot.
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. i am so happy it spoke to you--thanks cecilia--i hope you are having a good Sunday also!

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  30. yesterday can be as close as you chose....... very true.

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