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Rose and Rose Marie - A Re-post

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Rose and Rose Marie - A Re-post

‘Twas on a morn’ in early spring
When I met Rose Marie
In a garden
Where she sat - upon a bench
Beneath a willow tree

Where - with a glance
My heart was stabbed
With pangs of jealousy 
For it was  - very plain to see
She was - by far - more beautiful than me

She spoke -  with colored words - like rainbows
Spun with  threads of gold 
As she described the man she loved
With all her heart and soul

She told me - of his beauty
Raven hair and eyes of green 
And as she talked  - he appeared -  before me
As in a  -  living dream

She told me - how she met him
On the Shore of Evermore
There in the fields - above the cliffs
Amid the mist - an ocean roar

She told me how -  with their first kiss
He carried her away
As he poured his love - into her soul
There - so high above - that wind-swept bay
With Heaven  - but a breath away

Her words - like magic - in that moment
Cast a  spell on me
For I too now - had fallen - so deeply - in love
With Cannon Lee

I longed to feel his breath 
His lips upon my velvet skin
I longed to quench - the lustful thoughts
That now  burned  - so deep within

So - when Rose Marie - stood up to leave
And turned her back on me
I dug my thorns into her wrist
And  sealed - my evil deed

My jealousy - now turned to poison
Ran quickly through her veins
And as she tried - to pry me loose
I clawed her - once again

"Tainted blood" - is what they say
Stole his love away
And that is how - I came to be here
On these cliffs today.

So tenderly - he holds me now
And  finally kisses me
As his tears - fall on my open petals
And trickle  - down my leaves

Then - from his lips - there comes a cry
Of such despair - it cracks the sky
“ My darling - my love - my life 
Why did you have to die?”


And here so high - above these cliffs
These cliffs of ‘Evermore’
I hear her name - resounding -  above  the ocean roar
‘Rose Marie’ - ‘Rose Marie’
As he cast me  -  with a final kiss
Into the raging sea.

            ~~~
Author:  Elaine George



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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 12:19:00 PM

    Stopping by today to thank you for your kind comment on my poetry Lainie. And no I don't plan on leaving the soup that is unless the Lord has different plans for me. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 3:49:00 PM

    (HA HA) thought i'd forgot you..? (well think again!) Enjoyed this bittersweet write Laine, keep them coming...

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 10:19:00 AM

    Hi Elaine, You must let me know when you finish your novel so I can read it. I've read this one before, of course, and I enjoyed it even more the second time. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 9:34:00 PM

    I think I recall this one from when you must have posted it before. What an impact it has. A very special poem of yours, with its twist at the end. I love it, Elaine!

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 11:14:00 AM

    Jealousy is such a powerful emotion, Lainie. The raven, "evermore" and the name "Lee" had me thinking of Poe's poem Annabel Lee throughout. He blamed her death on jealous angels who stole her from his kingdom by the sea. Compelling write, dear. Feeling a bit better today and am trying to catch up on some comments. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 2:43:00 PM

    beautiful and pleasing personification, Elaine

    George Avatar Elaine George Date: 6/2/2011 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind comment, Dr. Ram. In the last while, I have been very busy writing my novel and haven't been writing poetry. I hope to return to the soup soon, and commnt on your latest postings. Elaine
  1. Date: 6/2/2011 12:46:00 PM

    100++++ this is one of your all time best poems Lainie. I could read it over and over a dozen times each time I read it again. I will be sending you an email with my new address soon my dear friend. Love, Carol

    George Avatar Elaine George Date: 6/2/2011 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Carol. I wil hopefully be back to the soup soon and catch up with eveyone's lastest posts. bfn. yf4l, lainie