NK (07/09/1974 / USA)

To See Him Again

Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
or during dawn's maiden brightness
or afternoons of sacrifice?

Or at the edge of a pale path
that encircles the farmlands,
or upon the rim of a trembling fountain,
whitened by a shimmering moon?

Or beneath the forest's
luxuriant, raveled tresses
where, calling his name,
I was overtaken by the night?
Not in the grotto that returns
the echo of my cry?

Oh no. To see him again --
it would not matter where --
in heaven's deadwater
or inside the boiling vortex,
under serene moons or in bloodless fright!

To be with him...
every springtime and winter,
united in one anguished knot
around his bloody neck!

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Comments (5)

in a nutshell Nick tender and heartfelt poem full marks
And you start to fall in 'Love' It would take your whole lifetime Paying off their debt- - - - love is so powerful that human beings want to fall in love even with negative experience... thank you dear for this thought provoking poem....... tony
A nice piece written with insight. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.
paying off debt, good write, thanks. I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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