I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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26 July 2013

My Lover ...

my long-stemmed lily
my lamp in the garden
my wild fragrance
my sun plenitudinous

my close star
my bending willow
my splendid sunset
my tricky sea

my ride-a-cock-horse
my high-stepper
my rearing stallion
my milk-white steed

my born baby
my map-maker
my quiet cradle
my far song

my unbuckled belt
my turning leaf
my whirlpool
my gone traveller

I'm not writing many new poems at present. This is a very old one (written 1974) which fits the current dVerse prompt Listing and also an earlier one, Anaphora.


  1. old is good. craft and beauty don't lose their wonder. thank you.

  2. touching...all those things and more eh? my map maker made me smile...and the unbuckled belt...ha...you even got a little banbury cross in there...ha...i have a funny story about that song...another day...smiles...hope this one is not too busy for you rosemary....

  3. So glad you dipped into the past to share this with us. I had to smile at "my unbuckled belt..." That's shear heaven! And thanks for making the connection to anaphora. Those two tools go hand-in-hand! Hope things are getting gentler for you.

  4. Touching and beautiful, Rosemary. All the moreso, knowing it has aged like fine wine!

  5. Beautiful. I loved it!

  6. Somethings never lose their shine, now this is a list I can really wrap my mind around !!
    Thanks for a glimpse into some buried treasure !!

  7. amazing... great list... :-)

  8. my quiet cradle and far song... really cool list rosemary... love has so many layers..

  9. Sometimes such lists remind us of how much we have.

  10. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

  11. Very creative--enjoyed reading your description in list form.

  12. A beautiful list of must-haves!

  13. my unbuckled belt after a long days work a good feeling relax

  14. Opening verse to the last, love it ~ A gem to read this morning ~

  15. "My quiet cradle." Love that.

    Thanks, peace,