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Forgotten Valentine

An old house I am led to -it is the symbol of Memories in cobwebs - like those of old lost love. A storehouse for so many things buried in my mind. I open up its creaking door to see what I might find. Lovely notes of music come wafting down its stairs So poignant is its melody that my poor heart tears. It brings to me the image of one afternoon When I walked with someone in summer by the dune. I listen to the tickling of the ivory Picturing two people splashing each other by the sea. The music now is drifting to me soft and low. I see the setting sun. We’re bathed in crimson glow. Beautifully and slowly the notes keep being played. In the arms of my old Valentine rhythmically I’m swayed. The keys of the piano now are pounding fast. In the moonlight he and I are making love at last. Finally the keys are played as if they were caressed. And a bitter sweetness swells within my breast. Slowly creeping up the stairs I go to learn the truth. Who has played this long-time buried memory of youth? On the old piano’s bench, I see an imprint lies, And I think I can hear my phantom lover’s sighs. Forgotten valentine, will you please return And play again that melody of love for which I yearn? For the Incurable Romantic Poetry Contest of Kim Morrison

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 7:11:00 PM

    Andrea I remember reading this before. I think it should have received a higher placement. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:44:00 PM

    ANDREA, congratulations with your winning poem, in the "Incurable Romantic" contest... ~xox* Linda

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:04:00 PM

    beautiful. the last couplet....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:52:00 PM

    Have I seen this movie? Or does your poem only make it seem that way.-Red

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:23:00 AM

    hoy en día usted puede entender cualquier idioma con la ayuda de internet.Usted no necesita ir a la escuela.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:57:00 AM

    WOW, this is awesome Andrea, going to fav's ;}

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:21:00 PM

    Wow I loved this romantic write. An excellent poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:28:00 AM

    So romantic and sweet and divine. I really like this write..thanks for all your comments..xx Holly Moore

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:47:00 PM

    OH, ANDREA, I'm sure that you have not misplaced nor forgotten any of your Valentines', old or current! There may be a few you don't want to write about, however! Gotcha!, RAY

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 1:17:00 PM

    awww, what a sweet write here, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:33:00 AM

    Belated congratulations on your top spot once more you clever girl you xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:51:00 PM

    Beautiful and lovely piece,Andrea.Dexterous write.Congrats on your superb win.Awesome!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:11:00 PM

    Hola, Andrea :-)...... :-) ... Congratulations, with your awesome poem in Debra s "The Forgotten Valentine... " contest... glad to see you on the winning list. Always & Forever* PD

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 6:00:00 PM

    A valentine memory set to music. How lovely. Congratualtions on your first place win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:14:00 PM

    So dreamy Andie you should try writting a bodice ripper ;) Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:53:00 PM

    Hello Andrea I am pleased to share 1st spot with yourself and Becca...Seren

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Now I know who wrote this !! Congratulations on your 1st place win in my contest and thanks for your support of it. Excellent Poetry !!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:39:00 AM

    Reading this once again. So beautiful, touching and dreamy.. so love it especially the ending lines. Good night and God bless! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:58:00 AM

    hi dearest, my sweetheart i love your write especially this one.. awesome <3 <3 <3 and congratulation for the contest..all the best ...and thank you for your stopping by <3 appreciate so much <3 Sk

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 10:21:00 PM

    Hi dear Andrea sorry i saw your comment late.This is such a bittersweet poem indeed with memories of that puppy love.Such a beauty you ve created:).Hope u are fine dear..big hugs

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 5:28:00 PM

    This is beautiful,dreamy anf full of good!

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 12:20:00 PM

    A write full of thought and strong emotion Andrea, very worthwhile read for me.." I also congratulate you on the top win In Leonoras contest..!

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 9:55:00 AM

    Excellent couplet as entry for the contest my dear friend! I love it! Good luck and best wishes always! Thank you so much for stopping by and your warm thoughts/message on my poems. love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:36:00 AM

    Amazing write! Very picturesque and vivid. I like how you spun the piano into the story.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:05:00 PM

    A haunting and moving entry Andrea, very lovely.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:02:00 PM

    Lovely poem for the contest Andrea. My poem Winter's Memory was written out of the blue and I just had to put burning embers in it. Thanks for asking and have a beautiful day. Right now I'm facing a blizzards eeks. Luv, Gail

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 4:40:00 PM

    "The Executions of Príncipe Pío Hill" by Francisco de Goya. : ) I think you're talking aboput this painting.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:41:00 PM

    Hope you the best in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:50:00 PM

    We have this huge snowfall. Did you get it too? Like you, I just had to drop by and say good afternoon. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:56:00 AM

    A fabulous couplet Andrea. I loved the way you worked in the piano with the love emotions once felt. Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie