in the tea-leaves i thought i saw
lovers locked like twins in a womb
happiness filled me as their lives unfurled
between the reading and the sink
the image changed to moss
that curled around a heart of stone
the lovers merely birthed from wishes
yet they had looked so peaceful where they slept
just beyond my touch – i wept
and cleared away the breakfast dishes
© alexander 2023
Oh, this goes straight to my heart! I feel the tears.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you griffoner, I appreciate the read and comment. Alex
This is another poem I commented on and my comments disappeared .
This is a beautifully poignant poem. It reminds me of this stanza from one of my favourite poets.
Ah Love! could you and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things Entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits–and then
Re-mold it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!
It is full of painful yearning and unrealised dreams.
Thank you Alison, and for directing me to the Omar Khayyam verse. Alex
Disappointment at its saddest. Fascinating words.
Hi Verb – I hope you’re doing well (groan)! Thanks for the read and comment. Alex