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Memory of a past lover

Ken Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Memory of a past lover

She was my first true lover
our love was as an outlaw
not adhering to any set of rules
in the age of free love, we loved for free...

From German Town she came
coming to triumph over the sun
in the stage of my life that was the moon
for my life was early to rise...

The night was our secret river
loving beneath the heavens up to the pyre
she the star of more fertile fire
lover of lovers unleashing radiant desire...

When our souls first met
it seemed like only seconds
to say hello and kiss
when she left it took forever to say goodbye...

Shadow of death on my unfortunate lyre
in fathomless echos I cried out her name
death of our physicality, death of the flame
only black tears the shade of my pen...

She came from where red is the Eastern veil
where deepest seas entomb her light
Erica came like the sun to travel so far
then chose to span the world in godless flight...

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:57:00 AM
    Life is tinged with sadness, isn't it. Yet, beauty and love never really die. Great write, Ken

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/12/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Eileen Thank you my friend.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 1:48:00 PM
    First love is something one never forgets! I especially liked the line about the "Eastern veil" Very evocative work here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/11/2013 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Matt, thanks for stopping by today. Ken
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Another beautiful poem. Sometimes the past should stay in the past so we can enjoy the present. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/11/2013 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Buen Dia lucilla, Gracias por leer! Respecto, Ken
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:50:00 AM
    how sentimental can this get, ken.. something unforgettable like love past or done remains in the deep recesses of the soul... a most defining work leaving me breathless!..:) huggs

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/11/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Nette, So wonderful to read from you today! ken
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:49:00 AM
    A very beautiful poem...

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/11/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Bindu, Thank you for visiting.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:10:00 PM
    they say we never forget our first love... really liked this poem from you...so much beauty within this poem :)

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sandra, Always a delight to read from you! Ken
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Certain emotion of sadness that I feel in this one..Thanks for dropping by..Sara

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara, Thank you for visiting...Just a pleasant "blast from the past" reminiscing.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Beautiful memories you have put into your poem. You have a wonderful way with words Ken. this is very beautiful...peter

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Peter, thank you for an awesome visit.. Ken
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:17:00 PM
    - Memories of Erica you will never forget ... - Beautiful poem Ken. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne, Thank you for a wonderful visit today! Ken