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November 20, 2011
He watches her exist in those trails of deepest blue.
He traces her shining shape in the shadows pure and true,
She is graceful in her movement and subtle as a chance.
And knows they share an ancient and prohibited romance.
She turns, swift as a harpoon, supple as a wave
She dances just for him, and to him her heart she gave
She twirls, the light dapples the sequins on her side.
But never shall they ever meet, behind the surface must she hide.
But still she peers through the glassy pane to him
His eyes so dark and daring, with fire sprinkled at their rim
Eyes that call to her, and cry with her, for they must remain apart,
But even so, their blood pulses in tandem with the other’s heart. 
She gazes as he glides through life, colorful and proud
Thriving in his singularity, standing from the crowd.
Freedom sparkles in his movement, and he gazes to sky,
And she can tell in watching, to him ‘tis not as high.
He streaks through misty mornings bringing light into her world
Kneeling his arms upraised, like battle?flags unfurled.
The sunlight glitters off a cloak to put Joseph, loved by God, to shame
All the earth below him, clouds are his to claim.
And yet she strives to speak with him, for she feels she must
But a voice was never granted her, by God in whom we trust.
And he can never hold her, never touch her, for he knows,
The angels withheld from him the power to follow where she goes.
He sings her a sweeter melody, than Orpheus could ever play
And she dances to his music, to replace words she’ll never say.
They die beside the other, with only love to give,
For a fish may love a bird, dear heart, but where are they to live?

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tweetiebruce said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 10:23 pm
This is brilliant i read it out loud and it makes me tingle. Its so lovely and I just wanted to figure out more about it as i read on and on. A couple of the lines don't have the same rhythm as the others, so I would advise you to read it out and see if you can see them. Congratulations on getting an editors choice, if you have a free moment please check out some of my work as I love to have some feedback so that I can improve! :) well done
Angeleyes12 said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 7:32 am
Wow this was really pretty! I read through your comments and good luck in the military! I hope you keep posting work because I love your writing. Keep up the good work! Maybe read some of my work sometime? I would love the critiques! Thanks! Keep up the beautiful poetry :)
SongSparrow said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Okay, just curious, but what is "basic summer training"? (The Princess Bride was a great book.)
DraggingAnchor replied...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm
Basic training is a euphemism for boot camp. I joined the military when I graduated high school last spring. I'm attending a military academy at present, so its more of a college setting, but we have basic training all summer long... Oo-rah! 
SongSparrow said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Hi again! It's me from Lost in Literature. This is what I was trying to say! I think I understood every word in this poem and until the end, absolutely nothing. THIS IS A TOTALLY AMAZING POEM!!!!! I am so jealous. Seriously, this is awesome, just do that with the sonnet, do you see what I'm saying?
DraggingAnchor replied...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Thank you very much. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Truth be told, I personally prefer The Different to Lost in Literature. I may have worked a little harder on it than I did on the sonnet... Oh well. Poet's bias. 
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