TSM 221 — Ghost: the sequel villanelle

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Patrick Swayze (and unperturbed cat) from Ghost

You died with me when I met my end
When midnight struck and tore asunder
Grief seeps through worlds to join us again

Not just soulmate, lover, and best friend
Time slows to still with Fate’s foul blunder
You died with me when I met my end

Though Night claimed me, we are both condemned
Endless replays, unexplained wonders
Grief seeps through worlds to join us again

Sought you as wraith; you me Hypnos’ bed;
Touched; whet in corporeal hunger
Revived with me though I met my end

At potter’s wheel embraced, transcendent
Merged in daylight’s eternal luster
Love seeps through worlds to join us again

Illusion of veil between us cleansed
Myth by which no longer encumbered
In death, understood there is no end
Love seeped through worlds to join us again

Villanelle form poem.

Just watching this again I’m blubbering like a baby.

Carrie is the host of  The Sunday Muse.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    It always makes me cry 😭

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    1. msjadeli says:

      He and she will be eternally young and in love in this movie ❤

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    2. It is such a fantastic movie.

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  2. Sadje says:

    It was an iconic movie. Excellent poem to celebrate the movie Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re so welcome

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    That repeating line is hauntingly powerful. I love this poem Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, thank you very much. Also, thank you for giving options to choose from in different genres. Ghost is one of my favorite love story movies of all time.

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  4. wyndolynne says:

    This is a glorious meditation on the story! Love the way the light becomes a golden reparation of the relationship!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, thank you very much for reading and noticing. I wanted it to be night turning slowly to dawn.

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  5. Dale says:

    That was just so gorgeous, Lisa. And dammit… now I’m all choked up and want to watch this for the umpteenth time!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale. It’s a movie so emotionally intense I can only watch it every so many years. When I think of Swayze being a real ghost now and maybe really doing this with his beloved widow it chokes me right up.

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      1. Dale says:

        I can watch it yearly. I love it.

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  6. Gillena Cox says:

    This form is perfect for the continuing waves of love and meeting again.
    Happy Sunday

    Much💚love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena, and I agree ❤

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  7. A touching tale beautifully told, Lisa, and then came that clip. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you enjoyed the story, Keith, thank you. Admit it, you got a tear in your eye watching the clip 🙂

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  8. Rob Kistner says:

    Really fine piece Lisa! Your poem also puts me in mind of the movie “The In Between”. 🙂✌🏼🫶🏼

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ooh! There is another “Ghost” like movie? I will try to find it. Thank you, Rob 🙂

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  9. Jim says:

    Cats have one “main Person in their lives.” you author was it. Our daughter just returned from a two-week work assignment in London. Her cat was glad to see us grandparents but we weren’t the same as Daughter. Neither was her husband, he wouldn’t let “Dodge” get close to him while sleeping. When Daughter came home, the first night Dodge was very close to her, he had missed her so badly and was sooo very glad to see her back once more. Not quite like your cat here, dying.
    Thank you for peeking in on me this week.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment, Jim.

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  10. calmkate says:

    oh you softie you! It is super sweet 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thanks, Kate. It's all their fault 😉

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol sure 🙂

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  11. stacey says:

    I love the gradual transformation from the depths up into something higher and lighter. So touching. And I loved Ghost too, Li. Who didn’t, I wonder, lol. PS: I got the anthology weeks ago and commented on your two poems… I think on the same site where you announced that the anthology was coming out. Possibly I never got a notification of a response because WP has been effing with me nonstop. But… enjoyed them immensely!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Stacey! I know I commented when you sent that post. Have you checked your spam folder? I will do some research in my comments and see if I can find it ok?

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Found it:

      msjadeli
      msjadeli
      22 days ago·taotalkcom.wordpress.com
      In reply to:I got it! “Wounds I Healed.” Man, oh, man, did I love Beyond the Veil. (of course I sped straight to your stuff, Lisa, lol) The last line, “twirling in the bright reborn” actually gave me goose bumps. And then the alliteration in Fashioned Friend was so punchy and full of angst, plus I love your sort of experimentation with punctuation later in it. The punctuation actually heightens the words of the poem, makes you “feel” it more. Congratulations again! After I read the rest of the poets I’ll leave a review. So much passion and emotion in this collection, that much more powerful since everyone’s voice is yin rather than yang (although, yang is mixed in, ’cause where would we be with just yin?) 🙂

      ❤ ❤ ❤ You just made my day, Stacey. Muah! I agree about the passion and emotion gathered in the volume. I’m working my way through it slowly and squeezing every yin (and yang) bit I can out of it.

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      1. selizabryangmailcom says:

        Yay! Yeah, no, stuff isn’t going into spam. It just isn’t appearing ANYWHERE (responses, etc.). And like here–I couldn’t even “like” your comment until I had “logged in” again–and I’m already logged in. But it’s weird, because it’s only SOME people’s blogs, not all… so I can’t find the nexus, the point of deviation…so I can’t solve it! And I’m crappy at that anyway, so that’s no surprise. Oh, well. If these are my biggest problems in life right now… I’m truly lucky!! And muah back! So glad to make your day!!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Stacey, I know you’ve probably done this a long time ago, but have you done the live chat help? Every glitch I’ve had along the way they’ve been able to sort it out when they can ask questions and you can give immediate answers instead of email tag.

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          1. stacey says:

            Thanks, Li. That’s a good idea!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              You’re welcome!

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  12. You really captured the essence of this wonderful movie in your wonderful poem, Lisa… you really triggered my memories of this film…


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you know and like the film, David. I knew you were a romantic at heart ❤

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