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For Get Me Knots

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For Get Me Knots

Surrounded now by wreathes and satin sheets
awash in tears like crystal coursing down
your ivory visage stirs thoughts of Keats,
the onyx black of ringlets 'bout your brow
amen, but that was then, and this is now.
Tonight in forget-me-nots, you'll be crowned
with all the foppish roses thrown to ground.

Forget me now, adorned in widow's weeds
an angry form forlorn for you have gone;
recall me when your touch filled me with need 
amongst blue flowers in a summer's field
as first love bloomed and passion was its yield.
Small tokens, these, the blue forget-me-not
to anchor you to me upon that spot.

And, when I close my eyes in daily prayer
an image comes of life and loving days;
smiling, but blue, I'll dream and you'll be there;
touching my cheeks, kissing my eyes ablaze,
and death's cold hand will vanish in the haze.
In ecstasy not angst will we sojourn 
as from the gates of heaven you look on.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:05:00 PM
    good win Debbie ,. Congratulations:) goodnight ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 8:23:00 PM
    Yes! I was watching British Television when I heard this delicious word "Collywobbles"!!! This poem....evokes a yearning for time-lost love....and eloquently expresses tribute in the last line...line! "and death's cold hand will vanish in the haze" also a wonderful line...untangled "forget me nots" good work! Jimbo

  1. Date: 2/17/2014 4:22:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. your poem speaks to my heart...beautiful

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 6:12:00 PM
    Nicely done, Debra. Congratulations. Love Joyce

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 2:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 8:34:00 AM
    So well expressed Debbie, congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 5:18:00 AM
    Beautiful words.....I really enjoyed this Tony Kirk

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 3:56:00 AM
    Beautiful piece on Romanticism, Congrats on the win, debbie

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 8:53:00 AM
    so poignantly beautiful Debbie I love it hugs can only be a 7

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 5:17:00 AM
    Okay cher, that will be quite enough young lady! I wouldn't have a CLUE how to even START writing something like this...See what you've done? You've given me ANOTHER form to study (How could you be so cruel?)

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:46:00 PM
    How this stills me... what a lyrical way to both disturb and delight. Is the painting Ophelia? Is this for a contest? You know, you just keep getting better. Too good for us lot... xoxx Dee

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/14/2014 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no hon, it's me at my first loves funeral, though I gave the rose & no one knew who I was ... best that way, he died at 35 left 2 children one was also dying with cancer, I always thought he went first to meet his boy at the gates
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 9:49:00 AM
    Debbie - Upon re-reading I see the wreaths and silken sheets. What struck me in the first go at it - was the terrible loss. love you, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:20:00 AM
    Sweet Debbie - You have touched me enormously, in words written with such talent. This is a subject near to my heart, daily remembrances. love, Kathy

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/11/2014 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wondered if you'd got the man was dead and she is standing at his coffin remembering?
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:53:00 PM
    Beautiful write...I enjoyed the read

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Well..again...your form and language exceeds my intelligence but Debbie I feel like I just got all dressed up and watched a beautiful play....

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 9:23:00 AM
    Debbie an excellent write and you portray the picture very well, good luck...David

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 5:41:00 AM
    I like this very much. Clever play on words. Rhyme Royal is one of the few forms that I have not yet tried. You have inspired me to have a go !

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:16:00 AM
    I like this poem. You have a very particular style. I know that you don't like the "greats" and the "amazings" ... but anyways, "[...] when your touch filled me with need" is both great and amazing!! : D You're taking about "foppish" with Eileen, foppish= vain or foppish= elegant? Is it an alliteration- choice? Rose/Roses? Nothing else to say, I really like it.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/9/2014 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    overly fancy, concerned with looks, feminine - foppish
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:01:00 AM
    Hello, gorgeous. I know ... I know ... my participationin your crown turned into a fiasco. I'm sorry. But, you have to consider ... I went fishing only once when I was 7 y/o and went camping twice... with girlfriends! : D I have nothing to say.

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
    Your title.....drew me in....your poem kept me going. Great work as usual, Debbie!!! "To anchor you to me upon this spot." How powerful are those words!!! "with all the foppish rose thrown on the ground threw me a little....Maybe it's just me. Anyway, lovely piece filled with emotions....Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/8/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't get why the rose is thrown on the ground. The narrator has done that because forget- me- not is a symbol of what she is feeling? I don't get that....not the use of adjectives....although foolish, in my opinion, is less satirical than foppish....I don't know....
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/8/2014 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    shall I put foolish?