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Sweet Ghost 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 love 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. Sweet ghost valentine, will you please return And play again that melody of love for which I yearn? For the Sweet Valentine Poetry Contest of Nayda Ivette Negron

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 2/4/2018 1:45:00 PM
Wow... What a beautiful nostalgic poem. Congrats on your well deserved win, Andrea. Made my FAVE list.
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:49:00 PM
Hauntingly romantic and bittersweet, Andrea. Congratulations on your win in Nayda's contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/2/2018 5:39:00 PM
A haunting melody of long lost love...Congrats on your win...
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Date: 2/2/2018 7:14:00 AM
Andrea, such a sad sweet romantic story, I really enjoyed it. Congrats on your win. John
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Date: 2/1/2018 10:20:00 PM
Wow, you got to use this twice Andrea. A friendly ghost that plays the piano holds such whimsical visions. I loved your ending. Congratulations on your high placement Andrea! : )
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Date: 2/1/2018 8:29:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on this lovely piece :)
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Date: 6/14/2017 9:52:00 PM
Lovely Andrea...so "surreal" and lovely. Congrats on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 6/13/2017 6:56:00 PM
Hi Andrea. Congrats for your WIN with this beautiful piece!! ;-)
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Date: 6/12/2017 5:56:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea this is lovely.: )
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Date: 6/12/2017 12:21:00 PM
So divinely surreal and beautiful, my friend! Congratulations on your win! Best regards and hugs. Pandita
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Date: 6/12/2017 6:27:00 AM
Beautiful poem Andrea...Congrats on your win
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Date: 6/12/2017 6:05:00 AM
Lovely poem and well-placed - hauntingly romantic and ethereal - my favorite traits ... reminds me a lot of my favorite scene in The Notebook ... congrats on the win! Love your work, Andrea! (My favorite creation didn't even place, though it's an international award winner - discouraging).
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Date: 9/19/2016 11:02:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on the placement of the contest
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Date: 9/15/2016 8:08:00 PM
"Dear ghost valentine, will you please return And play again that melody of love for which I yearn?" It might seem to some the reason we write poems. Nicely done and sweet indeed. Congratulations to you, Andrea.
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Date: 9/14/2016 12:36:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on you win in my contest with this awesome write ~
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Date: 9/14/2016 4:16:00 AM
Just perfect in every way. Congrats on your win, Andrea.
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Date: 9/14/2016 2:43:00 AM
Congratulations on being in the top three Andrea! I can tell you put a lot of thought into this poem. It's very well written! ; ) 7
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Date: 9/13/2016 5:05:00 PM
Many congrats Andrea its lovely to see this place in Constance's contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/13/2016 4:22:00 PM
Andrea, I don't see how you could not place with this in the old contest? Very well written...congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 6/8/2016 7:56:00 AM
Great longing and haunting!
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Date: 6/7/2016 7:50:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this one again. For me this is exceptional. Congrats on your win.
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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
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Date: 5/24/2013 1:44:00 PM
ANDREA, congratulations with your winning poem, in the "Incurable Romantic" contest... ~xox* Linda
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Date: 5/23/2013 8:04:00 PM
beautiful. write...love the last couplet....congrats on your win
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Date: 5/14/2013 5:52:00 PM
Have I seen this movie? Or does your poem only make it seem that way.-Red
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