cross-stitch

 

in the wisdom of my years   having toted

no small number of relationships   i have

come to embrace monsieur shakespeare's

'love is not love which alters when it alteration finds'

 

and though i could have said it better   i will

leave well enough alone and call it a tenet

which rings true   love is love   there is no

falling out   as if tumbling from a tree climbed too high

 

love is eternal   and if there is a tumble

from high branches then it is something other than love

something other   infatuation   hope   delusion 

for if it were love   it would be love still

 

i  have tumbled from high branches more times

than i have loved   but i have loved   and know

it is eternal   but eternal love does not translate

necessarily   into champagne and a wedding band

 

~

 

this cross-stitched heart i hold in my hands

letters sewn to form my name   sewn with love

on fabric now soft and worn   is testament

to what was and still is   if only in my thoughts

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2018-09-29 at 15:13

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank you, Nancy.

"To die: to sleep:
Nor more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to; Ďtis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished."
2018-10-11


Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes falling out of the tree is a "consummation devoutly to be wished."
2018-10-11


Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes falling out of the tree is a "consummation devoutly to be wished."
2018-10-11


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
You nailed the most difficult definition in the world, and you did it in your own words that we can all relate to. I love the poem, the flow, and the form. Also the message.
Ashe*
2018-09-29


Bibek
Been there, done that. This poem speaks directly to my heart. Thank you for writing it.

Bibek
2018-09-29


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
This is marvellous. Iíve reread it a few times simply to revel in it! I love the style, rhythm and theme.
2018-09-29