There is a letter hiding

Inside this envelope.

Addressed in handwriting

As if etched….on

A print I recognize…..

Familiar marks I wished, at times, I never knew

Other times, I wished I had known better.

So are our lives…..represented

By this letter……

A relationship of a paper receptacle

With its four corners, glued folds

A flap that awaits closure

With many words waiting to be



You have added, perhaps

A final voice inside this letter.

An ending I search for

Mixed with the anxiety for the loss

Of the sound your words make.

And the question is

If I open this letter

Will reading it stir up all those summers

heated in our veins, or

Will its therapy send a cool breeze

To pacify all the seasons we have invested

In? ….Surely, the wind is unpredictable.

If the breeze picks up,

As it has done many times

I run the risk of the letter flying

Out of my hands, the reading left




So, I fear,….. while simultaneously

I am in calm realization, that

I do not believe in the myths of fall

The false solitude of winter

Your letter may mix up the seasons

But, it cannot end them.

I carry your voice deep within

All my writing…..(And yours)

We have written

We will write

I place your letter inside my pocket,


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120 Responses to Undone

  1. Wow…You’ve inspired me to write something myself similar. It is just like the idea many people have of love… they hide it and won’t open it, due to the fear of hurt and disappointment.

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  2. Iffat Omar says:

    It carries a lot of emotion. Beautiful piece.

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  4. So deeply beautiful and emotional. Heartfelt and true. Such pulse and heat, heart and soul to this!I love it!

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  5. AWSOME work .. I love it 💕

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  6. Your honestly a fantastic writer! the emotions I felt while reading this were surreal

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  7. Beautifully written….touched. Love your skills to write and the poetry

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  8. Golbear says:

    Perfect aint perfect enough

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  9. It was like discovering the mysteries hidden inside the secret which may be pleasant or painful. It was expressed beautifully!

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  10. This is lovely Elan.

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  11. Beautifully thought and written..It just touched my heart💕

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  12. louc2 says:

    Very nice to read

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  13. nofunkyname says:

    I try to find words to describe how moved I am after reading this mesmerizing poetry of yours. I fail. Incredibly beautiful!

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  14. minimalistmills says:

    Your poetry uses elements of nature to beautifully fill in the gaps that reality can’t. As does mine, I would love for you to read my poetry pieces on my page.

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  15. Starling Calls says:

    Very interesting read. Enjoyed it.

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  16. Excellent read mate! Poetry is amazing.

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  17. mickybautista_ says:

    This is great

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  18. Thought-provoking!!!!
    Even i am an artist, if you all wanna see my poems, essays or paintings, please do visit my blog.
    I mostly write on spiritual and philosophical topics. I am still a beginner and dont have enough readers at my site. Would be extremely happy if you all support me growing as a known blogger. Thank you🙂

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  19. avanijhanwar says:

    Its really touching ❤️ beautiful..

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  20. Wow … The relationship you brought in the unopened letter and our lives was magnificent …
    If only some people will open the letter and understand a little more about their lives … but then, opening the letter is no guarantee that all will understand what they have read …

    Awesome …

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  21. yonkokilasi says:

    nice use of symolism. keep up the good work

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  22. burgerorange says:


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  23. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece!

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  24. I can feel the words. Truly heartwarming. Great piece!🙂❤

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  25. Very thoughtful. Beautiful.

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  26. BHavEEka says:

    Unopened and hidden and yet so much vivid! Very nice poetry I really enjoyed…looking forward for more…

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  27. BiancaBlogs says:

    Beautifully articulated. Poetry is a form of art that will hold meaning forever!

    Bianca Blogs

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  28. A beautiful creation.. Loved it 💕

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  29. J Reed says:

    This is deep. The mood is dark yet hopeful. So much is said in so little. Love it…


  30. Reyna H says:

    This is beautiful! xx


  31. Like! But fall’s myths are the stuff of magic, no?

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  32. Anu says:

    beautiful poem

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  33. Beautifully unopened

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  34. Clare says:

    I don’t know what to say. This is so beautiful the right words are beyond my grasp.


  35. calensariel says:

    I haven’t been around for while, Elan, but Clare sent this and I’m so glad she did. It’s just almost mystical…

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  36. terryspear says:

    You need to publish these in a book! Beautiful job!

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  37. Reblogged this on Open Thought Vortex and commented:
    This poem does not disappoint. I have always believed that poetry is magical. When I read poetry like this all my synaptic nerves fire off. Poetry is magical. Undone is stunning revelation into the heart of the poet who wrote it. It is also a connection that gives a glimpse into my heart , mind and soul. #LinkYourLife and #LinkYourCompassion allows me to share what I love. You will find amazing poetry at Tricksterchase.com.
    This poem “Undid’ me. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  38. You are absolutely brilliant. I am enjoying your work. This poem really connected with me. I reblogged it because it is magic.

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  39. Nice work! & thanks for checking out my blog. Aloha!

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  40. Haunting and melancholy yet also instills a sense of hope between the lines. I love the lost art of letter writing

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  41. Your poem is like a voice in an acoustic mountain that invite that echoing vibration. Thank you for the beautiful writing that reminds a lot of emotions. Thank you for the like of my new post.


  42. madamewriter says:

    Powerful piece. Makes one question the authority of the “last word.” As in the receiver refusing to read, accept, or permit the speaker’s final word. Great writing, you’ve captured emotion and churned curiosity. Well done!


  43. Daal says:

    Really enjoyed this – thank you for writing from the heart.

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  44. This is a poem that shows the narrator’s anxiety to let go of the past. I feeling we can all relate to, I’m sure. I like the use of the season’s to illustrate the different memories and emotions associated with the sender. Nice touch.


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