When Friends Connect

Three Small Songs For the Muse


My oldest friend looks for me

On a dark road

Nights I can’t sleep,

We are lonely together.

We  are yellow jackets in late summer,

Beating at the screen

We are two old women holding hands

At the funeral of a friend.

We are two children playing

“Who Am I?”

You put your hands over my eyes

And in their darkness,

I know for sure

That at the end,

The playful stranger who appears

Is not death

But love.


So you’ve come again

With a new face;

An unsettling thought

In my settled life.

You’re a woman, a man.

You change the names for love

Each time you come.


We walk in the ocean

Not Far from shore.

We walk on the bright shore

And you call me over

To show me something: a shell.

You name it, and we laugh.

We spend days talking,

Doing very little.

For so long I’d been praying,

“Come to me.”

“I’ll find you,” you said

And you did.

——————–Kathleen Norris

Reflections from the bridge of life

The Reflections of  the Love of Dearest Friends

11 thoughts on “When Friends Connect

  1. My friends are so important to me. Such a poem touching. My BFF just came and help set up my new computer a thanks less task she did willingly 🙂

  2. So very beautiful, the music and your poetry. I have two long time friends who live in Ireland and Scotland, one I haven’t seen for 20 years but we keep in touch, I love them both dearly and your poem and the music described how I feel about them both…missing them but they are always with me. Thank you for this lovely gift today!

    • My best friend and I have been friends for 35 years. We haven’t lived anywhere close to one another since the first year. We have managed to always be there for one another. Cheers to you and your friends.

  3. a beautiful ode to friendship. Where would we be, who would we be, without those special ones who know us like no other?

  4. lovely, I have been thinking about friendship a great deal lately. Missing some of my oldest friends and wondering how to connect with newer friends through my own trust issues.

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