Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Affairs of my Heart ~ A Poem

Found this larger picture of the Mermaid and thought the poem deserved its own posting.


Affairs of my heart… I’ve fallen under your magical spells
Pinned to my spirit with brooches of jewels and of shells
I love all that is and all that shall be
Imparted upon this restless, unreeling happiest heart that is me

Words floating on air, sparkling and luminous… as pretty as a golden -haired lass
Encrusted with the twinkle and glitter of mica, crystal and glass
Love, dreams…imagine and wish to Believe, maybe a little naïve… do I Dare?
Fairies and mermaids do really live here!
With flowers and lace entwined in their wavy long radiant hair!

Darkness descending within this old house; winter is here!
Spirits of the night come to me near
Come close; be still, while I in joyous pulse write… by the candle’s vanishing light
As snowflakes outside softly drift down to the silence of the night

The hearth burns a jolly fiery glow and warmly gives call
Whilst twilight quietly fades into the rosewood hall
And the music takes note; embarks on its journey twisting and winding in graceful flow… in its gothic delicate dance …

And then begins the faint echo of the weeping and strange violins.

Summer’s wildflowers now have all gone with the wintry chill
But the tuberose, slender and tall keeps company with the curious cat precariously poised on the sill
Intoxicating in its sweet-smelling and heady perfume
I’m lulled into a false state of sleep under the broom

The owl patiently sits on the wood of the very old oak that resides in the little country courtyard
Above hangs a plump milky white moon in a sea of twinkling stars that keep him on much heedful guard
Books… threadbare and olden; keepers of lyrical words;
Senses wild with delicious enchantment I’m blissfully bestowed!
And the night of the winter lays quietly still under a white shimmering blanket of sugary snow

Annabelle 12/2007


Sandy Carlson said...

I'm stopping in from Poets Who Blog. This is a lovely site. I like the image of the tuberose prevailing past winter. You incorporate beautiful imagery and create another world.

Annabelle said...

Thank you for your lovely comment especially when it’s coming from someone who teaches literature.

Anonymous said...

Hi Annabelle Happy New Year to you too! Did you write this?! I am so glad you found words to express what I experience too on the beach and in nature! The pic is beautiful where did you find it? Denise

Naturegirl said...

Annabelle I have found my way back to you because I saw your comment somewhere so I linked back here!
I thought you had stopped blogging because I have NOT seen you around!
I have recieved your forward emails but I prefer written words and have been worried about you!
I am delighted to read your moving poetry again!!
Wishing you sparkle and inspiration as we move forward into a bright New Year! hugs NG

Annabelle said...

Nice to hear from you again Naturegirl! I have been preoccupied with health issues this past year and hopefully we will have a better year ahead. Will visit some of the the old blogs soon. Got a new camera and will be taking my own pictures to accompany my poetry....not always thou; lots of wonderful photographers out there.

Annabelle said...

Dear Shabby Cottage,
My daughter got it for me but I have no idea where she got it.
And yes I did write the poetry.

~Izabella said...

thinking of you sweet Annabelle~

xo ~Bella

david santos said...

Hi Annabelle

Excellent post! I love it.
have a good weekend

Heather said...

Hi Annabelle,

You haven't posted in a long time so I thought I would ask if you are alright - I do hope so.

xo Heather

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Unbelievable...I adore it. Words are so wonderful.

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