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How Could I Tell

I walk no more on soft green mosses,
Under the trees where green branch tosses;
Where scent of leaf and red rose flinging,
Perfume the wind with soft scent clinging.

I walk no more by the ocean dreaming,
Where sunbeams fly with grey gulls screaming;
Over the cliffs where wild waves falling,
Sweep up the sound in echoes calling.

I hear no more the sea shell's story,
Along the shore with sunset's glory;
Only the song from the dark cave's hollow,
That siren song I dare not follow.

Words you spoke leave me broken hearted,
For now I find you have departed;
For I loved you well but you left me lonely,
How could I tell if you loved me only?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 8/10/2012 11:43:00 AM
Elizabeth its beautifully written, I just love the way you expressed each word with such so much feelings.... Love It.
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Date: 8/9/2012 1:51:00 PM
That's a stinger at the end, Liz. Is he deceased, and if so?....... He's alive and he dumped me, why I don't know. Other questions come to mind. As usual, your skill is completely compelling. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver
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Date: 7/20/2012 6:33:00 PM
nicely done Elizabeth...congrats on your first round selections...love...Joseph
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Date: 6/24/2012 11:12:00 PM
Beautifully realized and written, yet so sad. The images you use are so richly drawn, until that devastating final verse. God bless, Keith
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Date: 8/20/2011 12:42:00 AM
I like the rhyme. CLEARLY once again I've enjoyed another one of your touching writes. There were no REMISSION of your emotions. IF ANYONE KNOWS that this is a well write it's you. Click - stamp!! I'm going to take a wild GUESS that likely more than not that others whom read "How Should I Know" were in fact CONFUSION free. SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES "LIZ" love to create her rhymes. 7UP!
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Date: 8/20/2011 12:45:00 AM
Correction. After "Liz" that should be loves.
Date: 8/19/2011 3:20:00 PM
I'm gonna put this simple....... that was awesome. I have read a lot of poetry this year so far, and this piece I will remember for a long time. Well done Elizabeth!!!!
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Date: 8/19/2011 8:42:00 AM
a touching piece, magnificently done.
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Date: 8/17/2011 3:56:00 PM
Simply stunning! Love the flow to this piece, simple and elegant. Great conclusion. Best wishes em :)
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Date: 8/17/2011 12:49:00 PM
Hi! Dost, interesting, Very interesting. After all, Story ends ' For I loved..............me only'? Enjoyed it nicely you penned Rhyme. Thanks for sharing, bl
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Date: 8/17/2011 8:15:00 AM
Okay Elizabeth.... ya got me with this one! It's a real beauty . The kind of simplistic beauty and imagery I admire and enjoy in poetry, Thank you so much for sharing this. Into my favorite poets and poems, Elizabeth . Favorite line among all the rest "sweep up the sound in echoes calling". Have a great one!
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Date: 8/17/2011 6:47:00 AM
Sad but this poem still floats on air. Very well written.
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Date: 8/17/2011 4:34:00 AM
Dang Elizbeth this is really good! You've created a very beautiful enchanting rhyme scheme and I must say I'm a huge fan of your poetic stanzas. Love the question proposed at the end. Another beautiful write!
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Date: 8/17/2011 4:29:00 AM
Dang Elizbeth this is really good! You've created a very beautiful enchanting rhyme scheme and I must say I'm a huge fan of your poetic stanzas. Love the question proposed at the end. Another beautiful write!
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Date: 8/17/2011 4:27:00 AM
Dang Elizbeth this is really good! You've created a very beautiful enchanting rhyme scheme and I must say I'm a huge fan of your poetic stanzas. Love the question proposed at the end. Another beautiful write!
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Date: 8/17/2011 1:33:00 AM
very sharp imagery, elizabeth. Your feelings are expressed so vividly. Thank you for posting this ;)
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Date: 8/17/2011 12:39:00 AM
elizabeth,this is such a pretty rhyme, incorporating nature into a song of the lovelorn. I enjoyed this tonight.
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Date: 8/17/2011 12:19:00 AM
What a lovely and beautiful piece you have written!! I really enjoyed reading each line wondering where it was going. And it ended up with a very good question. Sometimes we just never know, but can suspect, where the true love resides! It happened to me so I can feel the pain!! Thanks for the great write!!
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Date: 8/16/2011 5:51:00 PM
such a beautiful expression of ones giving of love, and it not being returned, I hope this is not an issue in your life today....but, I did enjoy the write, thank you
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Date: 8/16/2011 5:33:00 PM
A fantastic picture dear poet, and the form you chose enhanced this write wonderfully ! I enjoy so much ! Have a blessed week Elizabeth....much lve, james
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Date: 8/16/2011 5:32:00 PM
devastatingly beautiful with words that melt the heart, elize... if for a contest, my best of luck!... you drew me in! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 8/16/2011 4:58:00 PM
Along the shores of solemn serenity. We walk the path of longing eternity. The unsaid word in hidden phrases. Bespeaks the soul in heart felt traces. Your words of natural surroundings. Fills the soul and keeps hearts pounding.
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Date: 8/16/2011 3:40:00 PM
Touching and poignant write here Elizabeth...love it.
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Date: 8/16/2011 12:25:00 PM
a very moving and creative piece of wonderful poetry. thank you for commenting on Writers Block. I will be leaving poetry soup next week, we are doing away with the internet for a while, may be back later i hope.
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Date: 8/16/2011 12:03:00 PM
This sure is a very stirring piece, Elizabeth-- a very vivid piece and one can't help but be brought to that ocean side; really like how this write has that touch of melancholy yet still very beautiful to read-- sometimes it really could be hard to tell; how sad that love can be so fleeting-- well I hope this doesn't stem from real life... Thank you btw for all your encouraging comments in my poetry :) Have a good day!
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