Her Lover

Her Lover

 

There was no moment of silence

 

No vacant half breathing of poignant momentum

 

The falling stars could not entice from her heart

 

Or burden a single second with the simplest ghost of import

 

The open unwritten pages of her book left devoid of ink-ed blood

 

She does not ponder on the swirling fogs

It is those dank and drear mist which contemplate her

 

Darkest expression of nothing

 

Cold walled the clammy plaster and armour

Iron shovelled and buried deep

 

Never to dance all for smiles or walk from the island marooned

 

No spark of life but vacant inspiration

 

No tears other than those wept long ago

Are now her only memories of sorrow

 

It is cold now

 

The words of passion and obsession

Sleep with their talk on her tongue

 

Her life undone

Love she turned her back upon

 

Love she walked away with uncaring grace

And a high hand haughty wave

 

With such a fire in her eyes un-kindled

Un-eternal

 

And shadow he watched her grey spectre

Of no avail his soul travelling with her

There in the gnawing desolation of possibility

She

Left him

 

 

 

 

And the only word he could conjure

As if mustered from the folding hands of fog

From a broken and wounded silence

And skewed from his burning throat

 

“how much did I love you and you never even knew; me”


Comments:
 
frederic   frederic wrote
on 5/20/2009 7:00:08 PM
Those "of!supportEmpty" interruptions are too annoying. I don't see any purpose to them. Well, this reminds me of a favorite Patty Loveless song. Maybe you could look it up on the YouTube. She is a beautiful singer. In addition, respecting the poem, what can I say: verbal virtuosity!

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