July 07, 2016

Secret Love

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is having a little poetry contest about secret loves.

While I wish I had time to write a poem, I do not, but many, many, many years ago I memorized a poem that touched my heart. I didn't however memorize the author, for that I am sorry and will try and find out who to give credit to.

"In secret we met,
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?
In silence and tears."


Memorized it in high school, there was no secret love.....or was there?

11 comments:

  1. It's Byron. "When We Two Parted". One of my favorites.

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    1. Thank you. One of my favorites also.

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  2. The best is when a poem is memorized... it feels so much stronger when it's etched into your flesh.

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    1. It touches the muscle memory of both heart and soul.

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  3. The quoted poem sounds like "the old, old story," doesn't it -- betrayal and heartbreak.

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  4. Yes, this one of my favorites as well. Thanks for pulling it from your memory bank and sharing it! I love the look of your blog, by the way - beautiful natural art & photos.

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    1. Thank you, Stacie. I took the photo on some BLM land behind my folks house this spring. Photo-shopped it to look like a watercolor.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this gem, Toni!

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