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by Clara Mae Gregory

in the spirit of love

i waded in the pools

both shallow and deep

i floated on the seas

where lustful transgressions drown

i have walked on the shores

inside all the love poems

where only fantasies

can entwine

the monograms

carved on a tree

for forbidden lovers

hidden in reality

i have languished from the secrets

poured into lakes of silence

where the whispers freeze

into smooth gray slate

turning my spirit

into pellets of sleet

that ripples the glass


the serenity


Author's Note: revision and reworking some older stuff i didn't like

Posted on 11/29/2009
Copyright © 2023 Clara Mae Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/30/09 at 02:13 AM

Your description the meandering precarious path of love and its exigencies touches on memories I thought I had forgotten. You expresses the way love or its abandonment can break and harm. Thanks.

Posted by Matthew Sharp on 12/27/09 at 04:10 PM

elegant,a serene journey:) beautiful.

Posted by Roger J Kenyon on 02/08/10 at 08:42 PM

I have languished...fine,,fine poetry. Thank you ms Gregory.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 09/24/10 at 01:08 AM

Good revision Clara....CharMin

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/10/12 at 11:51 AM

your poetry is music and magic and my eyes cannot help but marvel and dance.

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