Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18: Love Revealed

Yesterday’s poetry challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18 was to take a poem from someone else, flip it upside down in responsive lines and then make it your own.  I don’t spend a lot of time in revision.  But, okay.   A challenge is a challenge and I agreed to put up with whatever was thrown my way.  Sure, it says optional.  But, then, what good is taking a challenge if I don’t at least attempt this right?

Tunnel of Love Ride - Curtain of Love

The poem:

Love’s Secret

by William Blake
NEVER seek to tell thy love
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind doth move
Silently invisibly.
I told my love I told my love
I told her all my heart
Trembling cold in ghastly fears.
Ah! she did depart!
Soon after she was gone from me
A traveler came by
Silently invisibly:
He took her with a sigh.

My reply:

Love Revealed
by Michael Romani

No smile, no lies, no easy sigh
No games played invincibly 
No one in passing shall ever
Take her away from me

Aww! She loves me enough to always stay

My arms give her comfort and strength
She feels and knows my heart completely
She knows my love to be true and felt deeply

Shouted from rooftops for all to see
The sun and moon, I give to her
I have shown her my love in every moment
And she knows it deep inside her heart

(c)  April 19, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Existence In Balance  - - Love Above the Word




About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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