Wednesday, December 28, 2016

hiraeth (n.)

hiraeth (n.): a homesickness for a home you can't return to

somehow I can see the light of the sun playing with my eyelashes
and it reminds me of you as it reflected in your eyes, and I would lose myself in them, an ocean of endless greens and blues
I forgot what the sun looked like since you'd been gone
but now I see it sweeping through the fields and dancing in the trees and resting on my face
and I remember you smiling and the wind sweeping your hair across your face and the freckles the sun left on your skin in it's wake
and I think that in your absence the sun shines brighter for you
and all I can do is hope that there is sun where you are and that the gods gave you a home half as beautiful as the one you left behind
and that maybe in another life I'll meet you there soon


this post was brought to you by the gladiator soundtrack, particularly elysium, which you should go listen to immediately (while reading this pls).

26 comments:

  1. HOW IS YOUR WRITING SO PERFECT I CANNOT HANDLE IT

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  2. So pretttyyyyyyyy it sounds straight out of a novel.

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  3. yes, straight out of a novel, an absolutely stunning novel!

    andsowewillbethehopeful.blogspot.com

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    1. gahhh, you people are too nice to me xxx thank you!!!

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  4. THIS IS ABSOLUTE MAGIC

    MAGIC DO YOU HEAR ME

    <33333

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    1. YOU ARE ABSOLUTE MAGIC DO /YOU/ HEAR ME
      GAH LOVE <3

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love this so much!! <3

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  6. WHAT. Obsessing over your blog right now.

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    1. DUDE, that means so much to me thank you :'D

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  7. The Gladiator soundtrack is an emotion killer (especially 'Elysium' and 'Now We Are Free'), and I haven't even watched the movie. Your poem is beautiful, and I love that word - hiraeth.

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT. GAH, it gets me every time. I just watched it the other night, and it's sooo good!! Thank you so much!!!!! Me, too.

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  8. I CAN'T. the feeeels. thank you for sharing Olivia!! <3 (and thank you for introducing me to new music, yay!)

    Hailey
    haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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    1. gahhh, thank you for reading!!!! :') and whooo yes new music!! hope you like it xD

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  9. No, this post was brought to us by your sick, mad writing skills, yo. It's sunlight and pain and eyes and everything. This line punched me in the face: "I forgot what the sun looked like since you'd been gone." You slay!

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  10. Goodness! You write so well!! You are so talented­čśä

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  11. WHAAAAAATTTT :') Olivia this is exquisite

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