Late Love Poem by Hannington Mumo

Late Love

Rating: 4.4

Are you the Aphrodite of the Greek tales
Or the Artemis who admirers drooling sent?
No, for Aphrodite had her little flaws
And Artemis the fortunes of Orion bent.

Nor are you the stunning star that the Magi led.
For the over-told story of the Magi is as old as dirt
But your drowsy rounded eyes look so cunning fresh;
The kind of tools that the will men pervert.

The famous Ishtar cannot be your match
For she lured with looks in order to kill;
And Inanna may have tried to rival you a bit
Had she not given in to Dumuzi's antique skill.

And tired of prating about deities, I now must say I love you.
I know that time is so much gone, and so is my chance;
The remote luck I thought I stood some years gone
Must now be as extinct as the Pyrenean Ibex of ancient France.

Nosy bird says you vowed holy nuptials yesteryear,
Iron twines that a luck-loving man must never sever.
Yet can I ever lose you without losing all breath, too?
Do I toy with the time-oiled vice that damns forever?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss
Of some gal I have always loved but never had the luck to court...
Darlene Walsh 09 August 2015

I love the mythical references. A love that never was, beautifully expressed in wonderful images.

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Dr.subhendu Kar 30 November 2015

Quite compelling write surcharged with emotion by the unique imagery and metaphors, well crafted,10+, thanks for sharing

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Hazel Durham 07 June 2015

Your choice of words is spellbinding with very inspired lines that are captivating!

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Vi Nhat Thuy 18 June 2015

thanks for sharing the poem. I love the way it's written, the words you used - for i will have a lots to learn. Yet, I find it beautifully done. Nhatthuyvi

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Melvina Germain 26 June 2015

Oh this is so beautiful, I love the strong emotional intent and your word usage is phenomenal.....

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Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon 26 September 2022

The references to the characters in various myths remind me of the great poetry Sanskrit Poet Kaalidasa, who lived in India about two thousand years back. Beautiful. The love that kindles such aesthetic works, is really limitless

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Aniruddha Pathak 20 November 2018

A well-crafted poem that shows a good grip on history, and a lovely reading it makes. Happy yo read your poem, Hannington Muno. I give full marks.

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Chinedu Dike 28 June 2018

Well conceived and nicely penned in beautiful rhyme scheme from the heart. A beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing Hannington.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 December 2015

History! Nice work with the muse of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kewayne Wadley 24 December 2015

I love the originality shown here. A brillant show of emotion. KW

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