Ruby Honeytip

Rookie - 140 Points (1970)

The Student - Poem by Ruby Honeytip

So much of what I know of
True love
Has not been learned
By my own shaking hands
Nor quickening of my heart.
Not my aching desire for him
Nor the happiness he draws from me.
I have learned by watching him
Through the distance
With his own true love.
His yearning to delight her,
His acceptance of her,
Not only as his companion
But as part of him
As of limb
Or breath.
Till death do they part.
Although it burns cold
Somewhere deep in me
And I mourn the loss
Of what never was,
What never would be
I am still so grateful
For the knowing.


Comments about The Student by Ruby Honeytip

  • Gold Star - 9,424 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/18/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    The poem comes out from the feelings of the heart but dictum of the head.
    'Somewhere deep in me
    And I mourn the loss
    Of what never was,
    What never would be
    I am still so grateful
    For the knowing.' - Sad and poignant.
    The title of the poem is well thought of, appropriate.
    I loved the poem, rated it 10/10. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Aria Siren (12/10/2013 3:57:00 PM)

    Although you could easily write an embittered angry poem about this (the route I probably would have took) you took the high road and decided to learn a lesson (albeit a sad one) from the whole situation. I enjoyed this poem. There is pain but also maturity. Thanks for sharing! I always love your work (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,714 Points Lyn Paul (12/9/2013 7:27:00 PM)

    Really beautiful Lisa, I read it several times with a different conclusion on each reading. I can really feel the emotion. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,325 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/21/2013 11:46:00 PM)

    Who is dat he? Yor ex lov or son? Anyway dis poem was super awesome n lenient. I hope u read my latest too. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,242 Points Saadat Tahir (11/15/2013 4:37:00 AM)

    lovely heart felt lines....
    the title so articulate so pertinent, , , ,
    loved the lines- -strike a chord

    thanx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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