Wishing Her Well


Wishing Her Well

A penny for your thoughts she said

So I threw my coin into the well

I did not make a wish as it hit the water

I but marveled at the ripples that multiplied from the center

She saw the circles reflect back from the eyes of my heart

And before I could tell her my thoughts

She knew what we both had been thinking for too long

A bottomless pool filled with too many discarded tokens

As I watched her walk away I took the stone from my pocket

I threw it in just to feel it sink

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Maleficent commented on Wishing Her Well


you've put a lot of vivid imagery and emotion into so few words... great write ;)



Thank you once again for your emotional expression - I always appreciate your words.

Insideme commented on Wishing Her Well


Im amazed at how beautifully simplistic and full of charm and meaning this is.



It appears that you got my full intentions... I thank you for taking the time to experience.

Tempy commented on Wishing Her Well


such an incredible write. I felt the sinking rock fall into my belly and make the sound of a drop in water wow well done



Tempy I just knew that when you got time to read this that you would find favor with it - so happy that you found it... Thank you!

ginga commented on Wishing Her Well


soul, The finery in this poem is the action of throwing the first coin. All the rest makes its point, and I am guessing when she walked away the stone was an object to release because you wished she stayed. ginga



Yes, a poem with many meanings... I have been working on a short story about a girl and a wishing well for years and suddenly after coming across a picture I began to write this poem - it turns out that you has deep personal meaning, more so than when I knew of as I wrote it. Thank YOU

deanne commented on Wishing Her Well


I like this piece, and I like your writing style. I think it's elegant, classic, soulful. This is brillant, touches the heart and is felt down in the soul.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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