Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lapsed Lovers, Part 2* (Day 283)


...but all frozen operas melt, 
the Earth loves heat, and 
sweeping shade trees
love the Earth, and there, 
caught in the middle, they 

recall their favorite scenes, 
rekindling cold memories 
in which the very pears 
hanging within reach, sing 
golden notes in dulcet tones

no lover worth his bruised
blue heart will admit 
his part in affairs gone wrong,
and even Cupid rolls his eyes 
at their sigh-soft gazes and 
insistance on playing 
that song again


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: The Embarkation for Cythera (1717), Antoine Watteau 
(One of my all-time favorite paintings!)

*Continued from Lapsed Lovers, Part 1 Day 281