Romeo and Juliet Revisited

Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 02:59 am
Souls seek a lover's dream-
a chance to make
and thus own a memory or
capture a moment that
won't escape or be

Ears discern the sirens' song
Borne aloft on sea winds and
gifting a lapse of reason-if only
for that second when a wave shall meet the shore
or a thought is formed and word is

Fate walks a knife's edge-
between the cradling solace of earth,
and dangerous but willing air
or a flash of recognition-instinctive
and inevitable-unwilling to be

Hearts make precarious wagers against
the contrary strength of will
that lies at the core-
risking that which seeks heaven's heights
for that which loves all that is doomed and

A simple choice- to be, or
not to be- awakened.
To sleep perchance to dream- or fly.
One simple word, (Yes) resonant with hope
that once uttered, will mean only

*Coincidentally, my son is reading "Antony and Cleopatra" in school at the same time my daughter is reading "Romeo and Juliet "- so I've been helping them with homework and thinking about how one single moment, word or decision can change a life so profoundly, and in these cases, tragically. This poem is about that ( I didn't know if that was very clear or not).
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Reply Sat 22 Oct, 2005 10:49 am
lovely, aidan, as usual
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Reply Sat 22 Oct, 2005 05:12 pm
thanks carlotta
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Reply Sun 23 Oct, 2005 07:54 pm
I'd have to agree strongly with her. Smile Beautiful
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Reply Mon 24 Oct, 2005 01:08 am
Thanks CD
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