Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writing by Lantern Light - 1856

a candle will not be sufficient tonight,
procured I did a lantern from the parlor
in which to write - a return to the post
you sent.   now it being over one week past
and my need to express my thoughts
on its matter has become vaster than I did expect,
or thought I would  feel, thus such emotion
does call on me to pen  a deepest reply
to the words.   words felt here miles to the east
of your current presence and my only choice
is to be resolved in this spacing away
and with it from being true witness - this day
to your eyes, your face bent towards
the lantern's glow -  tho' you sent promise of it
and guarantee that it could be harbored 
as truth prior to the coming season's snow...Oh, to see
thee this night would be blessed, as I hold close
your words so dear..should I imagine it, yes
I shall - as I quill my deepest love, returned
to you My Darling,  each stroke
of ink sincere...

copyrighted 2010

Magpietales #34....


  1. Such love and patience. For some reason, this reminded me of a woman who's soldier went off to war, possibly the civil war, and here she is writing by the light of the lantern.

  2. thank you CM...did have to change the date...lanterns were not that readily available on the first needed to add a few more years...and yes...the civil war would have many such letters I am sure....blessings..bkm

  3. your writing is beautiful, full of emotions.


  4. how beautiful!! I want to read more!

  5. beautiful...each stroke sincere...nice be so far from ones love is dreadful...

  6. oh that deep longing..felt for miles and miles

  7. This is a very eloquent piece. I love it.

  8. I can only imagine the sadness felt when loved ones are so fr apart . beautifully written.

  9. i like that you italized the whole poem. it appears more credible and letter-like.. thank you for reading my poem too.

  10. i love that sprinkles of love in this poem. beautiful work!

  11. What can I add to these comments? It's a beautiful love poem. Can't read it without calling to mind a song called "Song For A Winter's Night."

  12. Emotional and beautiful words are guranteed here my dear
    lovely post as always

  13. This was lovely, it transported me back through time into another era.

    Nice Magpie.

    My Magpie

  14. It reads true. I can totally believe it is written to a distant lover.

  15. each stroke of ink sincere...
    what a passionate and heart warming tale about longings and love.
    very compelling flow.

  16. That poem is a like a journey of romance. I imagine a woman sitting at a writing desk, looking out the window to the sea waiting for the return of a long lost lover. Just beautiful in fact it is the most beautiful I have read today.

  17. "as I quill my deepest love..." wonderful. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender

  18. This reminds me of Cyrano de Bergerac, A story of how powerful love can be through love letters.

  19. Beautifully written, as if a letter could expess the truest meaning of love.

    Nice magpie.

  20. I LOVE love letters! And yours is one of the most romantic. Beautiful!

  21. so beautiful...i could have used this when my husband and i were courting...long distance. it captures so many moments.

  22. Brilliant write, taking me back in time. I adore writing in the form of correspondence.

  23. Ah the wonderful letters that were written long captured that passion...Bkm...i love this! :-)

  24. loving, longing, lettering - you do it so well and this one is a prime example.

  25. Such longing, so beautifully expressed. Takes my breath away. Thank you.

  26. What beautiful words, so tender and full of longing.

  27. Your writing is simply stunning. :)

  28. Each stroke of ink sincere....lovely line
    lovely poem

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