A Song for the Season

by Larry Chamberlin   Jan 9, 2015


It has been one love's arduous journey
to say goodbye to black magic spells
and accept a wedding without you
despite the promise and it's aftermath:
that kiss beneath the rowan tree.

We were stealing a blessing we had
no right to - a romance for a nanny;
it was almost a fairy-tale:

make three wishes and catch a star
make it the topper ornament,
oh what a lovely tree, and
such a priceless gift, the card reads
"a home for your heart!"

Toss it out with the dross;
this holiday is anything but past
and the miracle is sold out:
standing room only at the lodge.

[Saffie challenge]

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  • 2 years ago

    by Dark Secrets

    Love it!

    The imagery is beautiful and the way you wrote your poem keeps us in suspense to read the rest... Just wonderful!

  • 2 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    Lovely job on the challenge, well done for combining so much into it. I agree with the beautiful imagery of that kiss beneath the rowan tree being incredible. Really sweet picture. Nicely done Sir, nicely done.

  • 2 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Sir....I bow to thee....Amazing.

  • 2 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    Larry this is serious talk you know ? this is an amazing poem. I loved it so much.

    It felt so close to the heart.
    Very warm..

    Kiss beneath the rowan tree,
    a home for your heart... just fantastic!

    Well done