Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Not Having Seen You For So Long

I had become happy for you:
seeing you starting again in her country
(warmer as it is than here).

I imagined the vineyard you would buy,
the beauty of your future children,
your journey to a shared contentment.

Not this, please, her dark sad eyes,
your longing for me electrifying the air
always to remain unspoken.

previously published in Envoi magazine.



8 comments:

Lacithecat said...

Sigh ... you know that feels like 'unrequited' from Ani Di Franco (I notice that we share that passion). Love is never easy.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi lacithecat, oh thanks for the comparison to Ani di Franco....

Brian said...

Deep, layers and layers of emotions shared and hopes shattered. Gives me the shivers.

jayne said...

This, rather accurately, describes a friendship of mine that recently passed away. I'm really not a threat to her, but she'll never believe that.

Beautiful piece.

Dennis said...

The first line written in the past tense says so much, only to be confirmed by “please” in the last stanza. This is wonderfully sad.

Rethabile said...

Someone said, "Beautiful piece." Another said, "Wonderfully sad." i say both.

Have a happy 2007...

gel said...

Poignantly crafted and yes, I grabbed a tissue for my eyes...
My heart stirs remembering a reunion
"your longing for me electrifying the air"
I can definitely see why this was published.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for your comments everyone. Sorry to hear about your lost friendship Jayne.