A poet can put an image with a verse, or let the readers form their own. The poet’s words are like a brush in the artist’s hands, painting a picture for all to see. The writer creates through words, a story with fictional characters. Each reader will provide faces to each character as they read, even giving the character a voice.
We form pictures in our minds. When we hear a voice on the phone or radio, we subconsciously create a face for the voice. Given a blank in a sentence, we will fill it in, each one with our own idea.
Memories of voices and faces inhabit the sunshine fields in our minds, where it is eternal spring. Even less than happy memories are changed by the sunlight of time.
Focus on the good times, let the dark clouds roll away and walk in the sunshine of your memories, with the faces and the voices of yesterday.