Lucius Furius

I Will Forget You, Presently - Poem by Lucius Furius

I will forget you, presently.
As leaves of this ailanthus tree, now green,
turn yellow, fall, and are covered with snow,
so memories of you will fade.
But years from now, on a sidewalk in Oslo,
a thirty-ish woman, your distant cousin,
will smile at me as we pass,
and all those feelings, all your beauty's joyous ache,
will come flooding back,
as though it were only yesterday.

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty, love, memory, time

Form: Lyric

Poet's Notes about The Poem

{Note: After writing this I realized that I had subconsciously ripped
off the title from Edna Millay ('I Shall Forget You Presently, My
Dear') . Oh well.... The poems themselves are quite different.... L.F.}

This poem is one of the Humanist Art Homepage, Scraps of Faith poems.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, July 3, 2017

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