Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let your song be delicate



I wooed a singer                                          
Just what did she see in me?                   
This tone deaf artist                                    

But she drew me in                                    
She tripped hither and thither             
For me it was love                                      

As she sweetly sang                                  
Her green eyes did search me out           
Such was her deep love

Our romance blossomed
Delicate flower of mine
And so we were wed

What more can I tell
Is that her voice singing now
From heaven’s abode?

Though she has gone far
She comforts this sad old man 
In his long black night

Sing, sing on my love
Let your song be delicate
I dream of you still

Image of chorus of peris (fairies) in 'Iolanthe' found at www.musicals101.com
Yes, my late wife was a chorus girl in Iolanthe many years ago.

21 comments:

  1. how did we get so lucky eh? mine was a dancer which is a little ironic as well. may you hear her song until again you are joined

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  2. What a wonderful recollection. I am glad that your romance blossomed and you had so many lovely years together. I hope there will be a time when you will hear that beautiful singing once again!

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  3. This is one of your sweetest love poems. My new favorite.

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  4. A very sweetly delicate poem. That last verse is just perfect. May your dreams sustain you!

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  5. And she is singing of that I am sure..a tender and delicate poem - both joyous in memory and sad in its longing..

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  6. I see that the singer wasn't the only one "wooed". I'm enjoying the sounds of love they share, its endurance, and the sweetness it planted in the speaker's heart.

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  7. "As she sweetly sang / Her green eyes did search me out"...love is so delicate...the yearning is very moving...

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  8. Oh that last stanza was so poignant...!!

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  9. This reminded me of my friend who has recently lost her husband and how she hears him talking to her. Interesting photo.

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  10. gentle words of love, from deep in your heart.

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  11. It is good to know that she is still comforting the sad old man in his long black night.

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  12. This is such a beautiful poem, and I love that her song comforts you in your black night. This poem made me think of the very beautiful movie starring Vanessa Redgrave called Unfinished Song. I highly recommend you watch it, Robin. You'll understand why when you do. Vanessa plays a woman who sings, and her loving but rather gruff husband experiences a transformation during the course of the movie that culminates in one of the most tender scenes at the end I have ever watched. It will make you weep.

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  13. Such a sweet offering...reminds me of the song.. "how deep is your love...."
    Beautifully executed :D

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  14. Such a beautiful and romantic poem. Loved it!

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  15. song of love
    her delicate memory
    never leave my head

    Robin this is a classic love song that you have shared

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  16. What a beautiful way to share your love. Thank you for this lovely poetic story. I'm so glad you can still hear her song.

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  17. i could hear her delicate song in how you describe your love with her. beautiful soul and heart you have.

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  18. A love song to a long gone singer. Well written.

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  19. Beautiful ending to this bittersweet poem.

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  20. The memories linger on! Great in having someone to share the joys of life together!

    Hank

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