Of love and neutral tones

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The era of love is an endless lake
a parable, a song, an inviolable shade
and every time you come to pass
all over again

You’re ardor, lofty days of youth
a Poet’s need and word of truth
I watch as sorrow washed away with rain

Oh that love should abide by a foolish tongue
my heart to a wild remembrance has clung
for every time you come to pass
all over again

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

“Each time you happen to me all over again.” – The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

Posted for Rommy’s Challenge @ Real Toads 

& Posted on ‘Open Link Night’ @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Rommy says:

    This speaks of forgiveness and passion, and how reconciliation can be as sweet as a first kiss. Really pretty stuff.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. kanzensakura says:

    I like this a lot. The last stanza is incredible.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I do love the way you describe the best kind of love… of falling once again

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Xenia says:

    A beautiful and moving write Sanaa :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Forgiveness, reconciliation, accommodation–love is not linear. Your poem is truly romantic, but a hint of pragmatism. How many times can the human heart start over on yet another love journey? I believe, we are meant to love, and be loved–without it we are turtles without shells–functional but incomplete. hope there are no limits on love ReDos

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Debi says:

    Sigh-worthy

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I see no neutral tones in this, Sanaa…very romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gayle 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Grace says:

    Opening lines are lovely ~ Sweet and romantic ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  9. blogoratti says:

    Vert heartwarming to read, fine lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Blogoratti 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Frank says:

    Nice first line: “The era of love is an endless lake”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. lillian says:

    You absolutely write the most lovely poems about love! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww! ❤️ Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  12. Reflection of a lover’s heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Martin ❤️

  13. Old Egg says:

    What a lot of wisdom there is in this poem Sanaa, for thinking back over the years all those loves in my life are still there in my memory and as strong and loving as they were back then.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. ZQ says:

    Nice! I just discovered finally what a romantic, you are. 🙂
    Zq

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ 😀 so good to see you ❤️

    2. You’re kidding, right? Sanaa is a total romantic – for which her devoted and delighted readers are ever thankful.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

  15. lynn says:

    I need a canoe to venture on that endless lake again…LOVEly, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww! ❤️ Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  16. I love the circular form of the poem, Sanaa, and the repetition of ‘all over again’, both of which emphasise the endless lake.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  17. Marina Sofia says:

    Hmmm, not sure this is quite neutral, but it certainly has plenty of desire to forgive. Very moving!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marina 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. Colin Lee says:

    Captivating from the powerful opening to the poignantly circular finish. Masterly done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colin 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  19. annell4 says:

    Lovely poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  20. The repetitions are just perfect in this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  21. This is exquisite, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Oh Sanaa this is truly lovely! I love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  23. How beautiful! It’s full of wonderful phrases and concepts; I love ‘wild remembrance’ best of all. You have such a gift for combining words in deliciously startling ways which seem nevertheless perfectly ‘right’..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  24. Kerry says:

    A beautiful quote and you worked the theme so well, especially in the final stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. It is soothing to the heart 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Bryan Ens says:

    Beautifully written!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  27. Helen says:

    Beautiful job ~ inspiration from the line is perfect

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  28. Life, love, and relationships are definitely things of circles. We can only hope to learn and grow every time we dance and dance and dance again…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❤️

  29. A wonderful quote by Wharton. Love is a very peculiar deja vu, isn’t it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      It certainly is 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Sarah ❤️

  30. Love is an endless lake is my favorite line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  31. Kathy Reed says:

    That ardor is evident here..keeping it alive is a wonderful thing. Well done 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kathy 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  32. Sara McNulty says:

    A stunning ‘endless lake of beauty’ in your words, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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