Friday, December 9, 2016

so they came and i could but leave in haste

So they came and I could but leave in haste
their arms could not hold me in warmth or in love
or would I care it so
for flight is stronger to a bird then caring, as
caution always falls upon a restless soul
So if I marry, No I will not, for a vow
not taken solemn is not
So let them come and
let them show a weaker self in all their sighing; and let them
drink and speak of spring and vows falling
like kissed petals from a branch
but I can not care nor would I stay past autumn
not for warmth or love
for winter begs me home

bkmackenzie
2016 (copyrighted)

16 comments:

  1. indeed! life cycles on, a very exquisite write

    much love...

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  2. I think everyone has to find his / her own reasons to marry....or not.
    Well penned.

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  3. WOW! I love this one, especially vows falling like kissed petals from a branch, which is how a lot of vows are made these days. Love the way this poem closes.

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  4. This is soo beautiful! I believe marriage requires mutual love and respect.. and ofcourse a bit of compatibility❤️

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  5. Engage or flight? But does the leaving offer much to those ever determined to remain cautious and never stay? I can ask as one of the cautious ones--or transient ones--depending on how you look at it. Or maybe it is more than a wisdom and stoicism not to own the world and be held by it? As I read your poem with the broken vows again--I'm thinking that we may embrace this as well, own it all rather than one little piece of either/or. That's a greater unity, isn't it? akin to the seasons and the cycles of earth. Inspired by your poem.

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  6. We each should be able to choose our own way in life and be ourselves and not conform to old fashioned norms. Luckily this does seem more acceptable these days.

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  7. Marriage is no small matter. One really has to think long and hard or regret it for a life-time

    Hank

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  8. Beautifully said – and quite a fascinating glimpse into what seems to be a character and a story that I'd like to read more about

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  9. Your style is strongly stamped in the phrasing of this poem. The me against the world theme is one the reader can relate to - one admires the speaker's resolve.

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  10. There is no stoppng it and "winter begs me home." We just try to keep up, with a little dignity left hanging from our bones..."She done the best she knowed how."

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  11. You just keep rolling them out !! A five star piece. ***** :)
    ZQ

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  12. This has a wonderful, lyrical, wisp-of-a-medieval cadence and vibe to it. Lovely words ... beautifully crafted.

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  13. One of the things I most miss about blogging is being able to read such exquisite poetry. This is gorgeous, bkm.

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