Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Love--A Postscript

Because my prose usually comes from my slightly off-kilter view of the world, while my poetry usually comes from deep within, I just had to do another post with these poems. I blogged Valentine for Autumn last Valentine's Day, but this is the first time I've published viewpoint.


Viewpoint

“Youth and beauty fade away,"
 I’ve heard the poets sing,
 And God, I know it's true.
 All that's left of my youth and beauty
 Now, my love, is you.

 I see the lines etched in my face,
 My mirror tells no lies.
 But love of my youth,
 My beauty clings-
 Reflected in your eyes.     




Valentine for Autumn

Come, walk the night with me
And feel the silken touch of mist
Cool upon the warm bare flesh of arms entwined.

Come, walk the velvet darkness.
Follow sparkling fireflies through the wood
And wade the dewy grass with naked feet.

Come, stay the golden autumn night
Till dawn strokes the sky with nacre pink,
And we will walk together all our nights
Until the winter snows.

copyright Angela Parson Myers 2011

13 comments:

  1. THIS IS LOVELY....and the very first time i ever read the word NACRE!! and its not a captcha!! you are the mother of pearl! : ) thank you for sharing.. MUAH!

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  2. Brenda: Always fun to teach someone a word. : - ) Thank you for your coments.
    Claudia & Kate: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed my writing.

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  3. The first poem is so sweet. The second poem is just wonderful...I loved them both!! Cheers, Jenn.

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  4. As always, these are beautiful. You're the queen of Mid-West poetry.

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  5. Straight from the heart and real poems--I love them!

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  6. I really enjoyed both poems, but Viewpoint really spoke to me. Just wonderful!

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  7. Short and sweet with a BIG message. I hear you!

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  8. Thank you, everyone. You're all so kind about my attempts at poetry.

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  9. Wow! These are beautiful poems; from very deep within. Thank you.

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