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Love Again


On this day, when tricky  time
Has already turned  love  into  wry rust,
When forgetting dominates 
Bits- and -pieces  remembering,

I forget you like I forget my red rose,
Standing alone , old and gnarled
At the far end of my yard,

Its leaves more blighted than green,
Its  twigs more stunted than straggly,
Its butterflies more fitful than flit-ful.

But when I remember, it is like
Its rare , single  bloom  overpowering
Me with its same old fragrance
Into  a spasm of  fond recognition..

19  Jun  12

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
For SKAT's contest, 'Old romantic poems'

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 12/15/2012 8:05:00 PM
Love this Jag.Congrats on your win!
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Date: 12/15/2012 4:56:00 AM
Congratulations on your winning spot once again Jag xx
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Date: 12/14/2012 9:36:00 PM
Adorable. Many congrats for this win.
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Date: 12/14/2012 8:52:00 PM
Jag, congratulations in the Skat, contest. Take Care PD
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Date: 12/14/2012 7:25:00 PM
Congratulations ~SKAT~
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Date: 7/7/2012 11:13:00 PM
sj, congratulations in Brian Strand's 186th contest. Take care, it's been fun reading many winners tonight* PD
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Date: 7/5/2012 5:39:00 PM
Congrats on your wining work..Sara
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Date: 7/3/2012 1:12:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in the "#186" contest Jag. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/2/2012 3:49:00 PM
Congrates on your well deserved win! Great poem! Jane
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Date: 7/1/2012 4:13:00 PM
Of course this one WON! Loved it on the first few reads...Oh the power of one single fragrant bloom and the power it has as it imprints the memory of its scent in our minds! Congrats dear friend...Will be away from poetry for a while as I tend to my family's needs. gwendolen
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Date: 7/1/2012 1:15:00 PM
a piece to remember, so fine, jag... my sweet cheers and congrats!..:) huggs!
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Date: 7/1/2012 10:32:00 AM
congrats Jag on another awesome first place win luv.. magnificent as ever your lines .. hope all is well my friend..
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Date: 6/19/2012 8:28:00 PM
And so we never forget the unforgettable; it stays sometimes longer than it should but the color, the scent, shape or some other thing will invade themind and bring it all back. So sad but sweet Jag, and such a beautiful new avatar to grace our pages! :) Love, Lizzie
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Date: 6/19/2012 12:52:00 PM
jag, you raked me with this riveting piece.. gosh, "spasm" just blew me away... lovely!..:) hugggs
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Date: 6/19/2012 5:29:00 AM
This is such a well tho't out write that leaves my heart sore...An emotion that everyone will experience sometime in his/her life. I don't believe that love ages tho'-I have worked with the elderly for over 20 yrs (not saying u are elderly but,,,,,) they inspire me with their dedication towards their mates and are just as romantic, if not more, than other age groups. Love the ending line...into a spasm of fond recognition...powerful. This entire poem is so strong. A fav! :) Gwendolen
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