A Last Good Bye


A Last Good Bye
A straight finger

she wipes dust from
a golden plate –  q white
gown, white gloves –

men stand tall escorting
all those whom they love

she floats past
stained glass windows,
she floats past
women in gowns, pearls,
and small veils –

in her eye’s 
spider webs of silk,
a gown a dusty shade of pink.

She watches – as a line of
men turn their backs from
a golden rail. Ignoring a
golden plate, once where
rings of time were placed.

Once she talked of
power like a deck of
cards – turned one by one
as days of time spliced
a sliver of light cutting
through fog – her veil
tossed by the wind.

Her arm’s tightly hug him,
she reaches up, from the floor
high enough to reach his
lips –  

She glares into the light –
moonshine flickers off
a silk wedding gown,
diamonds on another
sparkle on dark walls – 

Her finger straight as
she reaches out to touch
his shoulder –
blows air onto his neck.

If only I could plunge upon him,
surrender to him – tumble
as water falls over rocks,
slowly, she understands
defeat –  her destination
now a retreat through a
brighter light where she
waves goodbye wearing
satin; she brings the
golden plate.

Nancy Duci Denofio
@2011 all rights reserved

  1. Dana Goodman says

    Simply a piece of art….

  2. Gabriel Constans says

    That is a beautiful poem Nancy. Great images and feeling. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Nancy Duci Denofio says

    I want to thank both of you – when others enjoy this type of writing it makes me so happy, I hope you can hear the words in your mind as I do. One of my favorite things I enjoy is reading the work aloud. Being the poem. I thank you again, Dana and Gabriel.

  4. Gianni says

    Wow, thanks Nancy, I wish I wrote it.

  5. Nancy Duci Denofio says

    I think the picture that Angie and staff picked out for this was so spectacular, it showed exactly what I wanted to in a painting, drawing, photo, about the words. I certainly appreciate all your kind words, Gianni That was wonderful, and the same for Dana and Gabriel. Makes a writer feel good if they are read. Nancy <3

  6. Laurean Brooks says

    Absolutely beautiful, Nancy. It brought tears to my eyes. I envy those who can write flowing, visual verse like this.

    The only poems I attempt are rhyming stanzas.

    Please call me “Laurie.” I write romance.

    Pssst! I’m new here. This is my first comment on Angie’s Diary. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. What do I do first?

  7. Nancy Duci Denofio says


    How wonderful that you have taken the time to drop into Angies Diaries and read my work, this means so much to me. I left a website above that will give you more writing, probably enough for those break times. LOL Please drop in again. This is a very wonderful place to be shown. Sincerely Nancy

  8. Kristine says

    Beautiful, Touching, Mystical and Magical …

  9. Nancy Duci Denofio says

    Kristine you hit on all the important words – Mystical and Magical – thank you so much – Nancy

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