Sunday, August 28, 2011

Love at First Sight And......


'Love at first sight' is heady; it's positively magic.
But heed my words for delirium can sometimes become tragic!
Right at the beginning it springs up from the ground,
Tiny, effervescent, bright, with a tinkling, laughing sound.
It springs up from the lover's heart, unspoken and quite shy,
But it grows in strength and certitude as the loving days go by.
It tumbles down the mountain side, young and full of joy;
That first kiss, that promise, so bold, no longer coy.
And now the bliss of waterfalls, deep gorges, bounding waves,
When love engulfs the lovers and is everything one craves.
Now comes the river's fullness, it enters the boundless plain,
Edged with romantic flowers, filled with life-giving rain.
But what is this? The river forks, to the left and to the right!
One way is to gentler waters, flowing bountiful and bright,
The other to a muddy creek, which narrows as it goes,
Carrying pain and angry words, sluggishly it flows.
The creek is just a dead-end; our river has to die,
Leaving bitter memories as the passing years go by.
But, if we should be so fortunate as to win love's lottery,
Our river can flow on its way, peacefully, to the sea.
Oh, there may be no rapids, no towering cliffs to thrill;
But it now flows between verdant banks,  and we know it always will.



A place to park the car when the breeze has got a bite,
And Winter can give way to Spring, at least through the power of sight!
Looking at the ocean which is temptingly in reach,
Looking at the waves that break upon the golden beach,
One could think it that was summer but we would be quite wrong!
Still the warmth will soon be with us; we just hope it wont be long!


Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love it,

you truly dig in the line, well done.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful poem of lifelong love. Well done.


WyomingDiva said...

Love the 'flow' and images!

author.nara.malone said...

It sounds like the river of I love I'd want to be on.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Lovely - you really captured the two "faces" of a long-term relationship, and that it is a choice we make to continue to behave in a loving manner. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

this is priceless but then most of what you write is... this is how romance travels from gusher to trickle!

keiths ramblings said...

Sadly I was destined for the muddy creak! A great analogy.