yesterday and yellow glasses

did you know i look back

on my yesterday

just to see you again.

did you know i rekindle

the spark of a spark,

warm me up

to face today

drunk on yesterday’s hopes.

why is it that today’s day

comes unglued

just as today’s you

sparks not

as you used to.

is it today’s me

and my ageing eye

or was yesterday

my yellow-glasses day?


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16 Responses to yesterday and yellow glasses

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, I LOVE this:
    “drunk on yesterday’s hopes”
    And I love your use of italics for yesterday, clearer words for today. Excellent device. πŸ™‚

  2. brian miller says:

    interesting…its yesterdays you that gets my attention and not todays you…makes me wonder what changed…i think as well that we often view yesterday with a much more grace-filled eye than we do the moment we are in….

  3. Tino says:

    Drunk on yesterdays hopes. I no longer remember what those hopes were in my drunken days of youth. I say to hell with yesterday, roll on tomorrow. Maybe we are all just drunk, but on nostalgia?
    Thought provking piece in many ways of just what did yesterday mean?

  4. dragyonfly says:

    Very. Nice. I love this piece as it reflects back on the rush of new love and the reality of old love. Or maybe it is u looking thru those yellow glasses. Very sweet testament to the long union of two people.

  5. One of the things that, for me, that made this poem so effective was how instead of just saying things in a declarative voice you wrote it it as a series of questions. Very good toolf or getting your point across.

    • rashmenon says:

      Thank you, Victoria. To me, poetry is often a way of trying to find things about me and others too. I tend to use questions as a means to prompt thoughts. Happy to hear you like the approach πŸ™‚

  6. That should read “tool for!”

  7. Neetika says:

    ‘Yellow glasses’ – love it! Its just so fitting when you put it in the context of looking back at yesterday. Yeah, funny how we remember things in an entirely different tint than they seem to be now… And funny how yesterday’s tint always looks better πŸ™‚

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