Thursday, July 7, 2016

Love Into Art




As fish long to walk on the shore,
and men yearn to take to the sky,
so has your radiant glow
always captured
my eye.

So far out of reach as you are,
I have long hid my love from afar,
as the day turns away from the moon,
and the sun from
a star.

All these years I have loved your bright heart,
though we've lived worlds and lifetimes apart.
Though you might never know
love that I'll never show,
I have turned loving you
into art.

A little ditty for Shay's prompt at Fireblossom Friday: Secret Love, and shared with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United. 

37 comments:

  1. (Zac) i cant reed it but mom sez it iz rilly nice. i cood chew it if u want, thats wut i do with rilly cool things! love, Zacky

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  2. I love the way you set up each stanza as an analogy. The repetitious elements make this quite song-like. Such a pleasure to read.

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  3. This flows almost like a cascading mountain stream... each stanza pools and then moves on..

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  4. Ahh..I always sigh a breath of peace when I read your poems. Combining sea, sky, stars, moon & the art of loving = a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing, Sherry.

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    1. Agree with Stacie - I too always sigh as I read... Beautiful.

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  5. Well, this poem is a work of art indeed. Thanks. That was beautiful.

    Greetings from London.

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  6. Lovely rhyme and poem and great story of inspiration. Thanks, Sherry. K.

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  7. Yes, indeed...this love as an art...so beautiful, Sherry. I love your opening of fish walking and men flying...so intriguing and creates a wonderful mental picture. :)

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  8. Yes, indeed...this love as an art...so beautiful, Sherry. I love your opening of fish walking and men flying...so intriguing and creates a wonderful mental picture. :)

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  9. Musical and almost serene in its acceptance, a tender look at the secret heart and its pleasures and treasures.

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  10. I echo Hedge's comment. This has such gentle wistfulness.

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  11. Very sweetly romantic, albeit unrequited.

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    1. And how I love its song-like, lilting rhythm.

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  12. This is a beautiful poem, Sherry....but, ha, it makes me VERY curious about this love! Smiles.

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  13. I love this one, Sherry~ I, too love the lyrical tone of your words~ Bravo

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  14. Aww, I love this!!! So beautiful. :)

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  15. Well, HA, visiting again....finding it beautiful again....and still wondering who was the source of inspiration. Smiles.

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  16. the tinge of sadness touching every word gives a glow, perhaps the light of love.. so beautiful and serene Sherry....

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  17. Beautiful Sherry.. and guess what! My poem for the Pantry has a fish and shore reference too!!! :)

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  18. All these years I have loved your bright heart, though we've lived worlds and lifetimes apart.

    Sigh... such breathtaking lines.. Sherry :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  19. Such a tender write Sherry - i like the change of tone and pace.. it felt like a confessional - maybe to 'yourself'? perhaps our need to create any art is about trying to express our love - which you did wonderfully here

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  20. Sherry, this is one of my favourites from you. such a joy to read aloud.
    and i like the form of the poem.

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  21. Mesmerizing, beautiful and intriguing as your readers try to guess exactly what or who it could it be.

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  22. What a beautiful love poem.My favourite of yours.

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  23. I second the above - one of my favourites of your poems Sherry as your Muse has shown another opening into the heart

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  24. Wow, This is so beautiful it really reaches in and touches the heart.

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  25. This belongs to the ages for sure. That last staza is a nice little bow.

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  26. Oh Sherry such a sweet, lovely poem! I adore your Secret Love!

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  27. Sherry--this is so beautiful--just made my morning!

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  28. I have to agree with Jae on this one. Finding our bliss, our art, our means of expressing what lies within is a falling in love ever deeper and more wondrous, and perhaps the greatest secret we will ever hold.

    Elizabeth

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  29. This is beautiful, Sherry ... tender: a bit wistful and sweet - and yet, worldly-wise with an eloquence that gently articulates the depths and nuances and facets of ... LONGING.

    The timeless, wonderfully rendered cadence - magically gifts the piece with wings.

    This is really special!

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  30. A beautiful poem, I especially loved the first verse.

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  31. Beautifully emotive poem Sherry.

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  32. This is more than a little ditty. It is so beautiful, imaginative and sweet. It is like a special treat.

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