“Only Once”

by I HAVE A VOICE

chelseabednar  artist

This song wings its way to you,

The most beautiful history of a love~

It is a love letter the wild wind paints

Over my voice, and will not find 

Its waiting empty mailbox~

 

There’s nothing more exquisite

Than what I never had,

And nothing more beloved

Than what I lost~

Forgive me, please,

If today I seek and sift

Through the wetland sand

For that spotless full moon

That with murmurs scratched the sea with moss~

 

If I once was an errant homeless bird,

I have forgotten those colliding seas

In the nesting of your arms ajar;

If I once was beautiful and another blessed,

It was when you entwined me

‘round your warm neck and breast….

 

If I once was wise in love,

I learned it from your songbird lips,

If I once loved, if one day I truly loved,

After having made love,

It was only because of your kiss~

 

Your memories by the day become sweeter,

For the past only took half of you…

Your shadow still rests in my bed

Between my flattened pillow

and my depressed solitude.

Prompt for March 8 from “Imaginary garden with real toads” on Interpretations of artistic creativity ~art by Chelsea Bednar.

5 Comments to ““Only Once””

  1. Very beautifully written. I especially liked the line “scratched the sea with moss” – what a genius expression.

  2. “For the past only took half of you” -what a beautiful line this is and only one of many in this wonderful poem.

    Christine

  3. Lovely poem ” Your memories by the day become sweeter “

  4. “There’s nothing more exquisite

    Than what I never had,

    And nothing more beloved

    Than what I lost”

    – These lines. Beautiful, beautiful.:)

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