Sunday, November 23, 2014

The sad song





I hear a sad song
“Where is the one that I love?”
The lonely bird calls

The trees whisper back
“Do come again in springtime”
Speak they to me too?

I see her soft eyes
And her limbs so lithe and brown
And sweet lips to kiss

“Will she dance for me?”
The trees only shook their heads
And dropped some sad leaves

The wind she moaned too
And blew cold on my poor heart
The message was clear

Just how many lives
Do we each expect to live?
Tears are my answer



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24 comments:

  1. we will never know Robin. i guess tears are enough to know the answers.

    the picture of sad leaves is very poignant

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  2. Ah there is a swaying keening to this poem that is irresistably moving

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  3. This is so sad.. To have to go without the one we love. To find the cairns that lead us on rocky path alone.. I think the whole earth can sing that song.

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  4. could feel the moaning wind of the empty heart and sad leaves dropping...

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  5. I always wonder about the birds that mate for life. How sad it must be when one of the mates dies or does not return. Lesson perhaps....for some there is only one true love.....and one life....and this definitely makes the tears flow.

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    1. Hi Robin...I think you missed commenting on my poem in the pantry.

      http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2014/11/if-i-could-dream.html

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  6. I enjoyed your use of analogy, oldegg, even though it brought sadness as there seems to be no alleviation for the loss of the loved one.

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  7. Yes. Many of us carry that sad song companion to the glad song of having lived in conjunction with the one. THE one.

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  8. Oh the poignancy of the lines "how many lives do we each expect to live? Tears are my answer." So beautifully sad. It hits the heart. Yet how glorious to have lived!!!!

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  9. "“Will she dance for me?”
    The trees only shook their heads
    And dropped some sad leaves"...so subtle and poignant...and I second Sherry..still it's a great experience to live...

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  10. So sad and yet so alive, very well written.

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  11. A very effectively poignant piece,which I found to be a delight to read tonight - thanks so much... With Best Wishes Scott wwww.scotthastie.com

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  12. The seasons shift and the cold only makes us hear the sorrow. A strong tearful piece.

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  13. It's really sad...but some hope in here...of course - the spring! x

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  14. Robin, this works on so many levels... love, fall to winter, years... touching and lovely. Thanks so much for this. Amy

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  15. Beautifully expressed! The loss of the loved one is the hardest to let go but then there is hope, for nature it is spring!

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  16. You captured the essence of winter very well.

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  17. Too sad ! Somehow, ways have to be found to keep on going on.

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  18. i love how you created a cartoon in my mind of a bird left behind by its friends and families in the winter time of the North. this was a great read! thank you.

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  19. beautiful and bittersweet...sounds as if you might be missing someone.

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