Pale Veiled Memory by Karima Hoisan

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Pale Veiled Memory

by Karima Hoisan

site:  https://karimahoisan.com/

Pale specter in the mind of nighttime’s sheer illusions,
You no longer glide through my blowing veiled halls.
Hard reality, sometimes known as truth, has snatched you up
And turned you into boring commonness, so cold and colorless.

But I remember an open window, when your time was my time,
Where we both laid and dreamed right through it, counting stars,
And our bed rocked upon a sea of excitement and uncertainty,
Your hand pressed to my face, when I was sleeping,
When I was weeping.

I will you, to walk again and meet me in new midnight chambers,
You were the only one in all my life who fit so perfectly,
I grow weary in this quest of finding what we had, in someone new,
If I could build a cemetery and bury you,
Then there might be, a chance for me.

Glide to me lithe memory, that holds nothing of reality; I stand waiting.
If prayers are heard, than let my summons be your greatest joy,
To lay with you on satin sheets
With curtains blowing wild on summer- breeze…
One last time, may you be mine, then tenderly, I set you free…
Oh, pale veiled memory.

@Karima Hoisan, 2011

Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUSA was founded by Juan Re Crivello as part of Gobblers/Masticadores in 2021. Its current editor is Gabriela Marie Milton.

MasticadoresUSA features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English, and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.

What do we want to bring to our readers? Edgar Allan Poe once wrote: Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. This is what we are committed to bringing to you. And that’s not an easy endeavor. 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces.  We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.

What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!

However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.

Ingrid Wilson
Matt Taggart
Virginia Mateias
Cindy Georgakas
Jeff Flesch
Timothy Price

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  1. daleinnis dice:

    A lovely and tender verse. That emotion is so deep and sad.

    «Glide to me lithe memory, that holds nothing of reality; I stand waiting.»

    A gorgeous and evocative line; thank you!

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  2. Thank you Dale for your generosity to comment. It is much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Congratulations, very nice…beautiful verse full of longing and love. 👌🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Jay..yes this one is very atypical for me now…but nice to have a poetic record of an amazing moment..that comes perhaps but once..I truly am glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your commenting here too.

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  4. Ingrid dice:

    This is lovely: I love the shape and rhyme scheme ❤️

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  5. Thank you for stopping by to read it here Ingrid and for your positive feedback. I am so happy you enjoyed the shape and scheme..❤️

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    Hello dear Karima, your words float in the air with memory and love. Such a sadness and yet hope in your beautiful words. To have been able to say good bye or to bury someone you love is a way of getting some kind of closure, even when the pain is so great.

    «I will you, to walk again and meet me in new midnight chambers,
    You were the only one in all my life who fit so perfectly,
    I grow weary in this quest of finding what we had, in someone new,
    If I could build a cemetery and bury you,
    Then there might be, a chance for me.»

    It is hard to move on without a proper goodbye, and this stanza is so beautifully descriptive in sharing that sense of sorrow. Your writing always touches my heart Karima because it feels so raw, sincere and full of honesty. Congratulations on this lovely publication my friend. Love and prayers, Joni

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  7. Thank you Joni, my profound and empathetic friend. Right from the start you could «see me» Your perceptive reading of my poetry always moved me from the very first comment you left for me. You too are a romantic, a deeply passionate poet, who knows there are so many ways to learn to love in this Life…and yet some…well they really are irreplaceable.. Thank you beautiful soul for seeing me again and again. Love to you and all the best, Karima

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  8. Navin dice:

    I’m in awe after reading this beautiful, delicate & wonderful piece…captivating from the very first line till the end…so beautifully expressed Pale Veiled Memory…the imagery that I see on my screen…is of this river flowing love & sadness…you’re an amazing poet..a storyteller…a beautiful being…many congratulations to you, dearest Karima

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  9. Dear poet friend…. oh my, thank you for your beautiful comment..i love this image of a river flowing love and sadness,,,beautiful…ethereal. For me summer nights, blowing curtains from desert winds..will always take me back to one of the most amazing times in my life.. I am still haunted, but I accept these moments, like a caress from the other side. Thank you for allowing yourself to feel my poetry.. you know I admire and love yours too…so it’s mutual:)

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    1. Navin dice:

      You’re very welcome Karima…there’s wisdom in your words when you say that you accept these moments…thank you very much for admiring my poetry…I’m blessed 💫

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  10. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Oh my goodness, the depth of longing in this piece is stunning, Karima. The entire piece speaks to me of deep love and loss, and how we grapple with life in their wake. It’s a stunning write, filled with exquisite imagery that tantalizes the heart and mind. ❤️🙏🌻✨🌹

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  11. Thank you Jeff..from one romantic to another..I find when I am in this mood, I wax lyrical…it is my chosen style for love, nostalgia and loss. Thanking you for expressing yourself in this comment with words like» tantalizes the heart and mind» Your comments always inspire me:)

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      You’re most welcome, Karima. Always. I totally get that, as it works similarly for me. Aww, that’s so kind. Thank you. It’s always my pleasure. ☺️🙏

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  12. Wow Karima,
    Such a heartfelt piece that tugs at my heart.
    Brilliant lines here»
    💖
    «I grow weary in this quest of finding what we had, in someone new,
    If I could build a cemetery and bury you,
    Then there might be, a chance for me.»

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  13. Hi Cindy, sorry I just saw your beautiful comment. Thank you for feeling it…You are a very kind. Sometimes endings go on longer than we wish,,,hard to move on m when we are still caught up in the past. Thank you again and I will be visiting your site to soon..

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  14. Sad but beautiful, full of mysticism and longing.

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  15. Thank you Dawn for your perceptions and feelings about this one.. it means a lot.

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