Room for Romance: “Old Love”


Here is my first post for someone is special’s Room for Romance. I’m prone to write a bit more on the dark side so this is a nice opportunity to branch out. I assume my seasoned citizen status may break through (but not always). I do believe in love!

 

Old Love

The Love that’s tinged
by Eros
is easier to write,
to live and
to imagine:
the silken touch
of water—
cool caresses in a Lake—
a kiss that tastes
of wine
and sweat.
Subtle sounds of
breath, and
pounding pulses
and images that linger
in the darkness of
a new-moon night.

But as the days grow old
and we, along with them,
diminish,
winter shadows
cannot overwhelm
enduring Love.
You probe the
memory of
a day gone by
and stroke
a shriveled hand.
Then Spring breaks through
in songs of mockingbirds.

34 thoughts on “Room for Romance: “Old Love”

  1. Olivia says:

    What a different take it is here..
    Very beautiful.. Oh yes.. the mockingbirds.. super cute!!
    Once you have loads to think of- the ripened age becomes a travel of walking down the sweet memory lane.. 🙂

    Loads of wishes xx

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  2. I LOVE this poem!!! Can I share it with a best friend of mine? I’ll email her a link if cool…Can I print this out to hang on my little quote and poem wall?

    its ok if thats not cool…I love the realistic approach to the Eros/Romantic love and the love that last time…Its a struggle for so many to reach the Old love…but thats where the jewels of life are found…

    Mockingbirds are strong symbols! Did you choose them on purpose?

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  3. Very beautiful love that, well worded! 🙂

    My Potluck Is Here.

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  4. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I’ve enjoyed visiting your blogs.

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  5. Wonderful and lovely words=D!

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  6. tracyhsays says:

    This is very nice…such a lovely thought to consider still having that enduring Love as we age. I want that Love in my life.

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  7. Wow!…spectacular!…I love Mockingbirds.

    Cheers!

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  8. Lovely image, and your words are simply beautiful! I came here from Jingle’s potluck…

    Thank you for a testament to enduring love! Amy Barlow Liberatore

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  9. Wow, what a great poem about love.

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  10. buttercup600 says:

    Creatively expressed, so full of imagery and love the sentiment of this Victoria!! As always, you never let your readers down!! Well done xoxoxox

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  11. excellent poem…i totally love the message in it and the way you convey it…

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  12. mairmusic says:

    Spring breaks through– s perfect, so lovely… a great write!

    I don’t mean to be bossy, but so many people are just going directly to my homepage that I am putting the links to my potluck poems here:
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/week-10-the-proper-subject-of-a-sonnet-is/
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/week-43-sweeter-far-to-me-than-any-flowers/

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  13. Panda Wolf says:

    Very, very lovely imagery. :]

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  14. Heart says:

    “You probe the memory of a day gone by and stroke a shriveled hand.”.. Theirs’ was a love where there were no distractions, no phones, no computers, no technology.. They just had each other!! Wonderfully written, thanks!!
    Rachana

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  15. Mary says:

    That’s really lovely.

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  16. Eric says:

    Nice to see a piece expounding the virtues of older love.

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  17. Jamie Dedes says:

    Just as sweet the second time around. Thanks for a lovely and heartening love poem. Happy potluck, Victoria.

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  18. Giovanni says:

    “…a kiss that tastes of wine and sweat. Subtle sounds of breath, and
    pounding pulses and images that linger in the darkness of a new-moon night.” This is just plain beautiful!

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  19. tekia says:

    a really lovely post, bravo!

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  20. Jingle says:

    thanks for sharing,
    very passionate and traditional love.

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  21. Kathe W. says:

    as my husband and grow older our love is not dimished by age- but rather- ripened and just as tasty!

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  22. Hi I welcome you to Room for Romance.. This is a very romantic poem.. Loved it… No issues on the image part, hope from next week you will be sync withe the image… Thanks for linking in..

    –Someone Is Special–

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  23. vivinfrance says:

    You are a true romantic: a lovely poem.

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  24. Jamie Dedes says:

    Nice … the seasoned touch works.

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  25. dasuntoucha says:

    …But as the days grow old
    and we, along with them,
    diminish,
    winter shadows
    cannot overwhelm
    enduring Love.
    You probe the
    memory of
    a day gone by
    and stroke
    a shriveled hand.
    Then Spring breaks through
    in songs of mockingbirds…

    …now that’s just some right pretty speechifying (^_^)…in all seriousness this is quite a captivating piece of writing…definitely enjoyed it.

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  26. souldipper says:

    I LOVE that poem. That is soooo real. Many thanks.

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  27. Jingle says:

    awesome write!

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