APOLOGY ( A Sonnet)

by Ken Harnisch

Did I bid you sweet adieu yesterday?

It would seem, in my glib retreat, I have

And I cannot find it in myself to say

That I misspoke, or was misquoted, save

Feelings I still hold locked up in my heart

And will not speak in public or in ink

Lest they dilute the words we spoke apart

And privately, both knowing that we think

They should be the last said which would atone

For the grievances of a fretful soul

Who pressed himself too loud and overlong

On yours, but made neither happy, or whole

As two like souls in other times would be

These are not those times; this is my apology


Posted on 03/21/2003
Copyright © 2022 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rhodora M Fitzgerald on 03/21/03 at 08:44 PM

What a sweet apology! I really like your writing style! You have such a way of manipulating words. I really liked the line... "Feelings I still hold locked up in my heart And will not speak in public or in ink" Very nice Ken!

Posted by Kate Demeree on 03/23/03 at 08:55 AM

If only... I had the words to comment, that were a fraction as heart touching as the poem, I would leave a proper one. Sometimes words are not enough... but reading this brought a silence to the words, and tears to my eyes. For somethings no apology is needed.... love is one

Posted by Melissa Arel on 03/24/03 at 04:14 PM

I agree with everyone else's comments - this was a great read Ken.. its amazing what poems can come from pure imagination :)

Posted by Amy Niggel on 03/25/03 at 06:07 PM

There are days I think I am a poet, then I read your works and realize I am no more than a trifling child!! Yet another amazing piece here doll! Great Job!!! ~Amy

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 03/26/03 at 03:56 PM

Ken, this is absolutely sweet. Congratulations on putting those hard feelings into a beautiful poem

Posted by Anne Engelen on 03/28/03 at 11:39 AM

really don't think this requires more comments, more likely a *hug* Soul touching read!

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