The Romantic

October 27, 2012
By Virginia PLATINUM, Bartonville, Texas
Virginia PLATINUM, Bartonville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night
And the flame struck out by the steed in its flight
Kindled the land into flame with its heat

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Heart on the cliff-edge, as a lion
Unbound by soul's fervency
Undeterr'd by mind's insurgency
That casts doubt's shade upon a heart's passion
The romantic steadfast remains
Only caught in the burning chains
Love wields to snare her hapless captives.
Hapless? Ah, forsooth! Captives
Are the fools, but stories' natives
So guileless, for they give their hearts
To one who pleads its ownership.
And these fools pay fare for the ship
That promises them a voyage away
Into the beauty blue of sea;
They seek the ocean's depths, free
Bodily transition into love's
Shimmering pool; oh, rise not!
No romantic ever fought
The dear truth that they must at least own
Once in life the prize romance
Stored for those who dare take the chance.


The author's comments:
For me, this poem is more of an echo of the wild clamor in my heart than a formal writing. Poems are like that. They are indeed echoes of the writer's soul, the whisperings that the world can hear if the author wants to open up and share the turmoil within. Turmoil can inspire, as can heartache, pain, loss, fear, and love. Love. Love is that indescribable thing that humans can feel, can experience. We are blessed. Even though it can hurt terribly. Even though your love is unrequited, or perhaps more of a dream than reality. I listened to my heart and wrote this poem. It's not T.S. Eliot or Keats or Wordsworth or Dickinson or Whitman. Of course not. No, it's just the [perhaps silly] musings of a girl who doesn't upon up much except when she's typing a story/poem. I almost didn't submit this poem, because it is the murmuring from within my soul. I don't wear my heart on my sleeve. I can't. But since this is a "writing website", here I give you this silly little poem. Anyways, enough with the philosophizing.

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on Nov. 2 2012 at 7:39 pm
Virginia PLATINUM, Bartonville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night
And the flame struck out by the steed in its flight
Kindled the land into flame with its heat

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that SongBird04! And I love your poems! They're beautiful!

SongBird04 said...
on Nov. 2 2012 at 7:35 pm
SongBird04, Littleton, Colorado
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You've gotta take the good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you got and remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change and things go wrong but always remember life goes on

You're really good! I love this poem! :) Good job


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