Rory Hudson

Rookie - 113 Points (10 January 1952 / Adelaide, Australia)

A Lover's Question - Poem by Rory Hudson

It’s a lover’s question
that’s asked by the first breeze of spring,
freshborn, still new and shyly venturing
among the buds of green beneath a blue sky.

Caressingly it asks:
Will you be mine?
Will you come with me now
along the way where I will go….
Which way, I do not know,
but you will grow,
dear ones, in knowledge of this world,
your hearts unfurled
and open to straying in far fields.
North, south, east or west,
the breeze knows not, but the breeze knows best….
Come with me now….

And many are taken by the wind
that bloweth where it listeth
and end in foreign fields, unfurled
beneath a hard sun, dessicated dry
in knowledge of a world
no longer green.

It’s a lover’s question
that they ask now of the breeze:
was it in your words
or in the world
that once we came to know
the way that we would go?

Comments about A Lover's Question by Rory Hudson

  • (11/15/2009 1:15:00 PM)

    Nature flutters but listens who?
    We all [poet and breeze] will go still….why? ...unanswered yet…leaving what? may be ‘words’…
    Ms. Nivedita.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (5/28/2009 12:19:00 AM)

    welll lovers have lots of questions i guess....beautiful wirite, enjoyed it very much

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (5/4/2009 4:49:00 PM)

    Beautifully written :) (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/10/2009 12:47:00 AM)

    love is truly genuine a truthful and honest write (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (3/19/2009 2:45:00 AM)

    beautiful serene images that evoke relaxing emotions.well done.maybe you want to comment on my poem, heartache, or even the moon. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 5 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]