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Thursday, October 24, 2013

October Memoir-And-Backstory-Blog-Challenge - Secret Love


October Memoir-And-Backstory-Blog-Challenge
created and hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan

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Secret Love

They sang
From old song sheets-
Yellowed with age
Sacred as parchment
The two of them
They sang
Into each others eyes
of a “Secret Love”
of the faceless frowning “they”
who said “they were too young to love”
And I, that tiny girl in the
liquid starlight of their romance
unknowing by-product,
danced
whirling in their cresting wake as  
they sang
the song of their love-my blood
Oh did they sing







6 comments:

  1. Nice! I like the understanding from the girl's perspective. The imagery of music and dance is lovely.

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  2. Lovely, Pearl. I love the image of the child dancing in the midst of their love.

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  3. Those first few lines really pulled me in. I love the imagery of yellowed parchment song sheets. Beautiful poem.

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  4. their cresting wake...their love...your blood. beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful and haunting, Pearl. The ending of the poem is awesome...from that tiny girl...to the end.

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  6. What a beautiful poem and a unique perspective on their love.

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