Two love poems…

Then was my love

Then was my love,
I saw time with its dull scythe
And rusted blade
Over the sea water come,
It killed her terribly,
Tide hoisted into an abyss;
Wound and spindled
Hair and bone
Drowned her cries,
Swallowed deep
Into bags of seaweed.

The Sargasso is her tomb,
Food for fish, fed in dark shades;
Once above, the stars
Our twilight, now dreams muted
Stiff as sand, leave me now
Where she lies; damn the sea
That sped her death, soon to
Take mine, take me to the water
Of her breasts; I drink and drink
Of salt to rob the fluids of my heart;
Awake, my sleeper my ghostly bride.

N40 Then was my love

 

Edda and her love for Grimr

Through throats of forest where rivulets labour and
Ravens cry down along ago, a conceiving moon in
High chalk sky, there one night Edda walked till met
The wooded giant name of Grimr, cudgelling a spell;
Do tell, she pleaded, in white linen and crown, why
I’ve a fever from the soft second I saw you, a hollow
Minute I feel in my womb; all my world has become
One, one windy something- the moon and mood hath
Shed one bright white light; your demeanor of unshodden
Foot, uplifting hand, mossy hair, wonder of flesh, blood
Blessed heart- called in my eyes, I’ve fallen deeply for you;
Not for the waning ghost of a fellow, whose words are spat,
Has hallowed heart and creaking bones; no thank you for
That stony idiom, mother and father. In the shadows I sought
The forest warmth, its shapes of thought, my mind sought
The answer, dissolved the tear, parents no longer grieved
My absence; I am a princess of the realm, yet scrubbed of
Anarchy- a young woman seeking love in crumbled wood.
You, who at once like a wisp of wind, beseeched me for a
Frolicking dance- what a hedgerow of joys, through the aisles
Of thistle where the white owl flies; you wooed me. And from
The first you spoke, you had my secret, my love, my betrothed.

N41 Edda and her love for Grimr

53 comments on “Two love poems…

  1. crazywitch25 says:

    Wow — I enjoyed this! You handle the dark side of life well. I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

  2. I love the second poem (but the first one is good too ๐Ÿ˜‰).
    Have a goof sunday, Lance.

  3. weedjee says:

    Love the light in the dark and the balsam of mankind throught centuries… A great lovely post!

  4. Amazingly beautiful and surreal Lance, I am caught in the spell!

  5. Wow, this is so incredibly ethereal almost… I really love it. You’re so talented!!

  6. Outosego says:

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    Wonderful, dear Sir. Liked and shared to my social, and flipped to my “Poetry in blogs” mag. Thank you.

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  7. What a treat Lance, two poems in one post. Both exceptionally good. I love the first one and the imagery of the sea.. both are haunting.

  8. Wow, Lance both the poems are so different and both are so beautifully written. The second poem and its picture was so apt. Loved both your poetic splendor.

  9. As always beautiful! A strong imagination and very effective words!

  10. A very classical feeling in both poems, two sides of love…lost and found. You can conjure up a forest meeting or a killing sea with such poetic ease Lance! Bravo!

  11. The Word Of God says:

    Beautiful poetry, Lance! ๐Ÿ‘

  12. Deb Farris says:

    Written from a heart that knows the depths of love.

  13. You have conjured haunting images here, Lance.

  14. Both, so different in their expression and style, but equally exquisite! You have a gift, Lance!

  15. lampmagician says:

    That’s surely my turn to be gratefully appreciated dear Lance. Actually, I’d like to tell about my feelings on you works but this time, to put it bluntly, I couldn’t find words to explain it to your wonderful words. Brilliant ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘โค

  16. NZain says:

    …in magic waters he dips his pen…

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