Saturday, February 17, 2007

Marion Made

infatuation weight
soul freight
in fool's gold
even real gold.

I heft the letters
each by each.
Even the vowel weighs
several ounces.

30 years of my
lady's alchemy
transforming gold
to feathers
light as a lark. Wings
for my skylarking soul.


Inconsequential said...

Lucky man
Lucky lady


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paris parfait said...

This is a beautiful poem and a wonderful tribute to your partner!

GeL(emerald eyes) said...

Hi Steve,
I found you through the link at Sunday Scribblings. Lovely blog and beautiful poem about Marion. :)
Hope you come visit at :

"">When I'm 64

GeL(emerald eyes) said...

Blogger is not letting me post my direct link in comment, so please click on my name in blue above this comment or the last one. My Sunday Scribblings post is entitled "When I'm 64."
I love to write and read poetry. Will be back.

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gautami tripathy said...

I like the varied interpretations here. A thinking verse.

Painfully yours..

Crafty Green Poet said...

I enjoyed reading this, especially the ending.

Radagast said...

That one's lovely!

Mary said...

I love the last stanza and I think it almost works on its own. I like the gold turned into feathers. A beautiful and fragile image.

ish said...

Inc, It's difficult to write about the good stuff without sounding sacrine or twee. I am blessed by the lady in my life, and grateful.

missmellifluous said...

Beautiful. I love it when people give eachother wings!

Inconsequential said...

Too right Ish, I've tried and tried to write stuff specially for 'Rain, but it always looks silly mushy, it's very frustrating, and when I do get something i don't mind, well, it never really says enough...

Oh well, I shall have to stick to gruesome :) Just about got the hang of that :)

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