Jonathan H. Scott


The Stag - Poem by Jonathan H. Scott

I stay, in silence, waiting in the dawn,
Your body lying gently close to mine.
With dewdrops falling softly from the trees,
I ponder if our souls will intertwine.

For long, too long, what should have been as one
Diverged when came two paths deep in the wood.
While faithful lovers know each other's heart,
We only guessed whereon the ground we stood.

Your rhythmic breathing masks what truth be told
In light of day, when all will be laid bare,
While spirits dance because they're fancy free,
With feigned commitment to the love we share.

All through the night you slept and barely stirred
As Venus and the moon together cling—
Now, shorter grows the reach of autumn days,
And, yet, his song the Nightingale will sing.


Comments about The Stag by Jonathan H. Scott

  • Silver Star - 4,494 Points John Richter (4/2/2015 6:47:00 AM)

    Another little lo-oooove song -
    can't go wrong....... (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 37,657 Points Kelly Kurt (4/2/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    A beautifully worded poem, Jonathan. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,486 Points Terry Craddock (4/2/2015 2:30:00 AM)

    Wow this poem was incredible for me, but then it plays upon so many strings, echoes of the notes it strikes within me sings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 27, 2015


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