Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Foolishness

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In that Elfin grot*

(I mean in that restaurant)

Alas

A handsome he

Was waiting

It was a long, long wait

Alas

A lovelorn he

Was he

The sun shivered

Light was withering

Outside

Alas

So young he

Was he

He would wait

Forever it seemed

Alas

Someone had him

In thrall

Then

Pushing the darkness aside

She emerged

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

 

*I used some words like these from Keats’ poem “La Belle dame sans Merci”

 


Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~Foolishness @ Poets United

17 comments:

  1. both of them were mesmerised.............

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  2. Such sympathy for the fool in one of my favorite Keats! Or was she the fool to draw a useless life in thrall when she could have had a good man? Sometimes I think those caught in these quandaries have no choice, but mostly I agree with your fine poetic assessment!

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  3. This was beautiful Sumana :D
    Loved it!
    xoxo

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  4. Nothing more poignant than a fool in love! Smiles.

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  5. Love can seem foolish, but hopefully he wins her heart with patience. Good write Sumana. A fun read.

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  6. The merciless woman can do so much damage to the lovelorn fool.
    A fantastic look at romance.

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  7. Women are stronger than many men think. Women in love; merciless. Men in love; weak fools.

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  8. A lovely story of the human condition, from ancient times to present; nothing has really changed, has it?

    Poppy

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  9. Captures the beautiful folly of falling in love...

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  10. Two fools together
    I think foolishness gets nullified and with love they come out as winners.

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  11. It would be hard not to fall into that honey trap!

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  12. Yes that love is foolish, but still fun.

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  13. Aww...loved and lost..?!! I feel the pain and loss. Sometimes foolish-love is the greatest enemy...Loved it. You did really well here, Sumana!!!

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  14. Alas, we are all fools for love ~ I admire the language Sumana ~

    Grace

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  15. Sumana,

    That old hurt and folly at times, when love or perceived love, is involved..That dreadful pain and perhaps shame, that we were all too foolish, back then!!! No some wisdom prevails, I think:)

    Eileen

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