Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love Between Seasons




I fell in love between seasons
and lines upon the page
of a "Pride and Predjuice"
that held me at its door...somehow
you wanted more..more

than autumn,
could itself hold - and less than winter,
chilled  to warmth, yet not its bitter, icy cold
and with the last of nights candle
burning, you took it from my hair,
the ribbon
and its pleasure, pressed it to the page
closing the book on what would come -
between seasons and a flame 
that slowly slipped away, as did
reason, pride, all shame


bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

Posted for One Shot Wednesday, Where Poets, Writers and Artists Meet.

50 comments:

  1. lovely, that seems to be the only word that comes to mind, is this about the love of reading? that is how I read it

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  2. thank you David and lissa,(so glad to hear from you) it is love that can be taken both as of book and of lovers...bkm

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  3. Barb,
    What a beautiful poem and yes, the love of reading can be at times, the same as the love of a lover.
    So nicely said.
    Pamela

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  4. WOW is the best thing one can say when something is soo gooood
    took me to Pride and Prejudice and that love hidden behind long skirts and hair in buns...

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  5. Thanks Pam, Goddess and Dulce...it seems close to that season of long nights and hidden love....bkm

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  6. Oh how nice. Subtly layered meanings, all coming together in quiet words.

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  7. mmm...i like it...very subtle sensual...very nice...

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  8. thanks Tina and Brian...very much...need to get as much writing in before the next holiday...blessings...bkm

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  9. What is it about ribbons in our hair? Love that little image along the way.

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  10. Oh my I so want D'arcy! Beautifully penned. Give me some tips!
    Shan
    @awdures

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  11. Lovely, enigmatic,languorous poem with some of the structural underpinnings of Austen's perceptions and honesty in there. Enjoyed it greatly.

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  12. Liked the line breaks and the stanza break. Kept the reader tempted.

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  13. LL..thank you for stopping by and comment...
    Shan...thank you so much...nice to meet you here
    Hedgewitch...thank you for your wonderful comments ..so glad you enjoyed it

    Gordon - so nice to hear from you thank you I am so glad you liked it...

    thank you....bkm

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  14. This is breath-taking. What lovely imagery you shared with us here. Thank you.

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  15. Oh Jenny thank you...I do need to post something at your site...it has been pretty busy...so glad you liked it...blessings...bkm

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  16. Lyrical. I especially liked the ribbon, a bit that gave this an especially personal feel.

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  17. ah yes, reading can be as sensual as love! between seasons and a flame
    that slowly slipped away - love that and the image of the ribbon pressed into the book.

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  18. Lovely, romantic, memorable, literate stuff. Exemplary.

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  19. BKM - you are so skilled - excellent indeed.

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  20. thanks Maureen, Suzi, Steve and Old Ollie ...I am glad you enjoyed and like the image of the ribbon...it can symbolize so many things....blessings...bkm

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  21. ...bkm / this is a gem

    Nice how the ribbon bookmarks, book is closed, and another story emerges. Also, the picture is perfect for the poem.

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  22. This is great! I love the way you tie the love and the book together so well.

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  23. The ribbon was my fav. Nice one shot. Beautiful.

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  24. A gorgeous piece of timeless writing.

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  25. Stunning. The candle, the ribbon, the book--just wonderful. Thank you.

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  26. Sublte nuances of a love shared, beneath the candlelit night... timeless wonders.

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  27. WOW..This one is really priceless..! loving books and reading got me to writing love..:) i totally relate to these magnificent lines..BRAVO! LOVELY one shot indeed..:))

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  28. This poem is lovely....timeless, great writing...resonant.

    Delicate and gentle, but with sensibility.

    Great Oneshot.

    Lady Nyo

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  29. This is really beautiful. Nice one shot. Love and Light, Sender

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  30. It's nice to finally let go. Neat One Shot!

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  31. thank you dustus, teresa and cm ---giovanni, ds, lady nyo, desert rose, reflections sender, eric and kk...so happy to hear from you and glad to be back writing after the holiday....blessings...thank you all for commenting...bkm

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  32. tightly tied with pride and ribbon to reflect the season

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  33. You write so beautifully. I love it.

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  34. thanks for stopping MG and Myrna...glad you enjoy reading this piece....bkm

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  35. ...I fell in love between seasons
    and lines upon the page...
    you had me with these first two lines - it takes one right into the scene and made me feel i'm in the middle of this book, play, love story
    ...very, very nice

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  36. Oh I liked this poem. Your talent with words and form flows from the page. :)

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  37. thanks Claudia and River....a little romance is always a good thing....bkm

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  38. Where the story of the book ended, and where the story of your poem's principal character began - you've handled this transition too beautifully! And the vivid descriptions - awesome!

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  39. Dear BKM
    Some how you wanted more and more.. and yes.. some time its like that.. thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  40. as always you never disappoint...this was a glorious treat...cheers pete

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  41. Lovely,indeed!I love the hidden meaning in your words.I guess aside from writing ,reading is one of my dearest passions.Your words made me think of a lover too,though.True season of love...Hope it comes to all of us.

    Beautiful one shot.

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  42. This one sent shivers of magic down on me, so lovely. Between seasons ....

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  43. Greetings! How r u?

    You are invited to join our potluck week 13 at Jingle Poetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

    Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

    We have had so much fun having you last week. I cannot wait seeing you on coming Monday again.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Have A Weekend As Graceful As Your Writing!

    xoxox

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  44. So many wonderful images of love seasons and literature....and how you tied it all together with your ribbon of words...this is breathtaking Bkm!!! :-)

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  45. Happened upon this, Barbara and fell "in love" with it. Lovely writing.

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  46. Thank you Victoria....This is one I read on my podcast....it is one of my favorites...thank you...bkm

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