One Enchanted Evening

by Ken Harnisch

One enchanted evening
I sang aloud
And the lyrics
Were with me
In a way I scant remember
But can never quite forget.
I did sing to you once
Startling both of us
Me, with my fire
And you, with astonishment
At how deeply
It burned
I’d like to sing that song again
Perhaps in a capella harmony
But certainly in softer
Tones where the music
Could be admired
For its meaning
It’s one song
I’ve never forgotten
But this time
It would be less jazzy
And more up tempo
Perhaps a classic in the making.


Posted on 10/31/2007
Copyright © 2022 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kate Demeree on 10/31/07 at 11:07 PM

Ummmmmmmmm.... I hope that you always sing! And that your singing partner enjoys it as much as you! Beautiful poetry that makes my heart glad to read.

Posted by Melissa Arel on 11/02/07 at 01:55 PM

This is different but in a good way :) A very telling poem Ken.. great job as always

Posted by Julie Adams on 11/03/07 at 05:27 PM

I love the old world feel of this piece from the first stanza, almost like Casablanca or Roman Holiday in poetry form...there is so much nostalgia and romantic sentiment...loved: "Me, with my fire/ And you, with astonishment/ At how deeply/ It burned"...a pleasure to read, peace, jewels

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