Susan Lacovara

Silver Star - 3,527 Points (1963 / New York)

Lighthouse - Poem by Susan Lacovara

I like that you took good care

Of the smiles I left behind

And stored them safely

Wrapped in linen handkerchiefs

We bought in the garment district

After a long train ride to the city

And knowing in your old piano benchseat

You've tucked away the sheet music

To my favorite Simon and Garfunkle songs

And every once in awhile

For no reason, hum them aloud

It pleases me profoundly

That you remember my middle name

Not just my initial

And still address letters to me

Using 'Miss'

On nights when the air hangs heavy

With lonely thoughts of what happened

To the eternity lovers swear by

I like that you lift a lantern

In the lighthouse of our long ago love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

(04/02/14) tried and true, love's beacon...

Comments about Lighthouse by Susan Lacovara

  • Rookie - 0 Points Aaron Waingrow (5/31/2014 11:22:00 PM)

    I do like the story this paints a nice clear picture (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (4/8/2014 2:29:00 AM)

    A lyrical and optimistic romantic delight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 3, 2014


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