My treasured friend.
When did you become
When did your eyes roll back
When did your heart skip a beat
Did you not remember
You forsake me in times of need.
That is why I slumber.
I was already gone.
– F H Hakansson
11 thoughts on “My Treasured Friend”
okay, it’s about someone who died, that is the most logical thing i can get out of it
cold – cold skin when someone dies
eyes roll back and ashen – eyes become dark?
hearts starts sleeping , so he/she is dead.
OBVIOUSLY this is not what you meant.
When did you become so cold – When did you stop caring about me?
When did your eyes roll back and ashen – When did you decide i wasn’t worth looking at,
when did your heart skip a beat and slumber – when did you stop caring
didn’t you remember your friends ?
Maybe it’s about someone who had a complete change, and forgot what was important , his friends , and started living in this different world with other people. And stopped caring about what he was meant to care for.
I DONT KNOW
tell me goshh
I really the the fact that you tried so hard to find it! 😀 But it’s a lot easier to find 😉 I’ll give you a few more hints… One could say that this poem is interactive and one cannot find the last stanza without doing something to the text…
I’ll give it a shot, although I’m sure it’s way off base.
Are we supposed to put another “when” in the last stanza? When did you not remember your friends? Or, take out the “not”, When did you remember your friends?
I don’t know the answer but I love puzzles like this!
DID YOUR FRIENDS NOT REMEMBER YOU?
O M G is that it!? is that it?
Guys, HIGHLIGHT IT. There’s text written in black underneath it – above the image!! 😀 (Feeling smart).
You’re right! 😀 It’s quite a silly technique if I’m honest but I like it haha… it enables me to embed more personal sentences in poems based on real life events.
It’s not that silly 😉 and it does add that much more meaning to the poem.