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Had I Known Love

Had I known love, flowers would have bloomed in Spring
I would have danced when hearing whippoorwills sing
But in my heart no seeds of love were sown
No one brought bouquets or called me his own
     I wear no wedding ring

I could not soar above clouds on love's wing
There were no strong arms to which I could cling
In my heart, Cupid's arrow would have flown
    Had I known love

I was never a Queen, beside her King
No seductive words pulled at my heart string
It beats like others;  not made of stone
My laments are a pitiable drone
My eyes would not glisten, my hands not wring
    Had I known love



5/22/17

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Date: 6/10/2017 1:22:00 PM
A very beautiful written poem, it s not unusual if you didn t found your love till yet but do make sure that you find it in this life, but it isn t unusual as i myself is trying to find someone who should love me and really hope that one day i ll find her however i m new on this site and would really appreciate if you could find time to read my poems and give your honest reviews about them
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Date: 6/3/2017 9:24:00 PM
Lin I just finished reading your poem. Now that I am feeling better, I am ready to move onto a new adventure. I am waiting to be found. One day at a time. Drop it, Leave it,Let it go. Is the motto I live by now.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 6/6/2017 6:39:00 PM
Thank you and i hope the same for you Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/4/2017 5:59:00 AM
Hi, Darlene. Spontaneity can be fun! Even the best laid plans don't always work. I hope life grows more beautiful for you each day. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 5/31/2017 2:25:00 PM
Nice, beautiful write Lin. Lin , its not over tell its over, some bright one told us. Love is so complicate in way u feel it.
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/4/2017 5:56:00 AM
Hi, Edward and thank you for such encouraging comments.
Date: 5/25/2017 1:41:00 PM
Beautiful in it's sadness, a classic write Lin, one of your best. I just love the refrain, it makes it so lyrical!
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/26/2017 10:19:00 AM
Thank you ever so much, John. I always value your comments.
Date: 5/24/2017 5:11:00 AM
A gorgeous melancholy piece Lin. Add to my favs. Breaks my heart. Love can be deceptive. Difficult to tame. We can share a tear. Lots Of Love Always, armand. P.S. I wish you everything.
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/24/2017 8:26:00 AM
Love is both beautiful and painful in many ways. Your wonderful remarks are such a delight to read and I sincerely appreciate the offer to share our tears. I have all that I need in life.
Date: 5/24/2017 12:20:00 AM
Very beautiful Lin...
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/24/2017 4:35:00 AM
Thank you very much, Pashang.
Date: 5/23/2017 5:41:00 PM
This lovely poem has shades of Emily Dickinson that pervades Lin. It is melancholic yet beautiful at the same time. I loved it! 7 ; )
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/23/2017 6:26:00 PM
I read it again and can see the Dickinson style. I relish the compliment and comments, Connie. Thank you.
Date: 5/23/2017 7:21:00 AM
Just beautiful Lin...Lin Lane style...all the best my friend...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/23/2017 6:25:00 PM
Thank you, ^WW^ and all the best back to you.
Date: 5/22/2017 10:11:00 AM
forgot the 7
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/22/2017 10:35:00 AM
and for the rating, Monsieur.
Date: 5/22/2017 10:10:00 AM
This is both breathtakingy good, and sad. The repetition here makes it so strong, and so longing the same time. And the last two lines bring tears to my eyes. Fave and 7, Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/22/2017 10:35:00 AM
Merci, Darren. It's sad nearly to the point of being pathetic, but so is being without love. And thanks for the fave!
Date: 5/22/2017 9:54:00 AM
Now I can relate with this one, Lin, well at least till now!! This is beautiful in its sadness and I'm adding it to my favourites:) this would come under "rondeau" form, if not for the syllable count, I guess:)
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/22/2017 10:34:00 AM
I wasn't familiar with the Rondeau form so I looked it up. I see that it holds true to having 8 syllables in thirteen lines. Thanks for mentioning it, Jo. I didn't use any particular form...it just sounded right when read aloud. Thanks so much for liking it enough to add to your favs., but sorry that you relate.
Date: 5/22/2017 6:48:00 AM
Very sad Lin...the melancholy feel carries a real life image with it...one of your best...a fav
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/22/2017 8:57:00 AM
Thanks a whole lot, Tim. I'm contemplating whether it's more sad to have never known love, or to have known it and lost it.