In the beginning
with love’s first blush
of giddy heartbeat
and butterfly stomach,
words full of shyness
and best behavior
No one else exists
In this euphoria-filled
magic kingdom for two
A single moment apart
Could send one
or the other reeling
into a cloud of self-doubt
Is it really love you feel
or just infatuation?
You know that
without the other,
unbearable as it may seem,
the heart grow fonder
and love grows
But when pixie dust settles
and the gilded rose fades
and wished for
More frequent and preferred
Talk is straight and deflowered
and before you can say
It is out of sight and
out of mind
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and she has prompted
us with 'Proverbs'. She points out that many are contradictory,
when you think about it. We are to choose one or two and write
a poem using one or both.
My choices were:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Out of sight, out of mind
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Just reading this lovely poem now Christine, its fab! Well done on it you did a great job!
Thank you dear Carol anne ☺️💕
Two very interesting proverbs standing poles apart and yet they also go hand in hand when it comes to matters of the heart and the beginnings and endings of love affairs. Nice work! 🙂
Thank you Sunra ☺️ I find it so interesting that so many proverbs are poles apart. I think they just show us there are always two sides to everything 💕🌺
How true the contradiction, Christine! You picked the most appropriate. These are two most quoted in teenage years!
Thanks Hank ☺️ Ah yes, I remember those years well 😦💔
So true of love and many relationships–a “gilded flower” and then “Talk is straight and deflowered.” Excellent!
Thank you Merril ☺️
You’re welcome! 💙
This is absolutely exquisite, Christine! Such strong use of language here especially; “Talk is straight and deflowered.”💝💝
Thank you Sanaa. I really appreciate that ☺️💕🌺
I’ve performed in that scenario often. Love cn, and should blossom without pixie dust.
It certainly should Glenn. Thanks for stopping by ☺️🌺
Love the force of both hitting each square in the face! Well done.
Aww thanks Helen. I always thought proverbs were such a contradiction. In a weird way it encourages us to look at things from both sides ☺️💕🌺
Excellent reconstruction of multiple proverbs.
Thanks Ron! I really appreciate it ☺️
you have some lovely descriptions on this proverbial journey from new to cold love,
“Talk is straight and deflowered” especially remarkable
Thanks Laura. I’m happy you liked it ☺️
Wonderfully described trajectory of infatuation, Christine. I love this turn:
“But when pixie dust settles
and the gilded rose fades”
Thanks Lisa! I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕
You’re most welcome, Christine.
This is so beautiful Christine.
Thanks Sadje ☺️🌺💕
You’re welcome ☺️