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?


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

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

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

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

  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.

    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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