Fernella Smythe

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An Ode To My Love?

I search vainly for the words to describe my beloved
I look to childhood friends, masters of verse and prose
Yet I return empty-handed
The bards do not have the words
Shakespeare has too many these and thous
Keats waxes too antique
Byronic swoon are overdone
Neruda is lost in translation
Barrett Browning is too fawning
And as for the modern giants
Their free verse monoliths freeze me to the bone
How can I describe my love for you?
When love’s still a mystery to me?
I sense what it is not but I see darkly what it is
The goal posts move position every ...

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