Marianne Reninger

Tan Bark Ridge - Poem by Marianne Reninger

They met
Across the Great Divide
Atop a windswept peak at Tan Bark Ridge.

Of Quivering Knees
And Time-Worn Heart.

Of Primal Urges
And World-weary words.

They touched, healed and the mountain shuddered.
They kissed, and aged fruit fell from the trees.
Memory rose and fell like mountain mist.

Autumn descended on Circe's Isle.
Rima retreated to her Green Mansions.

But for one langerous, luscious moment,
Time stood still, Continents merged,
On Tan Bark Ridge.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about Tan Bark Ridge by Marianne Reninger

  • Seamus O Brian (9/8/2016 8:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Thank you.
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  • Susan Williams (4/30/2016 2:02:00 PM)

    You know how to create a poem that makes love to the reader's heart without disgrace. You must have a magic pen filled with words, images, and ideas. This is an awesome piece, Marianne. It resonates. I keep rereading it and it keeps speaking to me. 10+++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

    Marianne Reninger (4/30/2016 2:34:00 PM)

    Susan, you have been too kind. But that's what poetry is to me; a communication shortcut, a zap right to the raw emotions of us all. This one is dear to me and Tan Bark Ridge is a real place right up the hill from me on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Love your neck of the woods too! Marianne Larsen Reninger

  • Hazel Durham (1/12/2016 9:43:00 AM)

    Stunning write with exquisitely penned lines that echoes across the great divide with great panache! (Report) Reply

    Marianne Reninger (1/13/2016 8:47:00 AM)

    Hazel, thanks for reading. Guess we are across another great divide! Will continue to enjoy your poetry...Marianne Larsen Reninger

  • (12/30/2015 3:22:00 PM)

    Very skin deep poem with original images.Thanks for inviting me to read it. (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2015 3:21:00 PM)

    itVery skin deep poem with original images.Thanks for inviting me to read; (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Very skin deep poem with shuddering images.I enjoyed it.Thanks so much.Marianne. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/23/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    Now THIS is a love poem! It does feel like that at magical moments. I love the the line, 'They kissed and aged fruit fell from the trees.' If only! Beautiful, dramatic, workd-changing love. Very inspiring Marianne! :) (Report) Reply

    Pamela Sinicrope (11/23/2015 11:20:00 AM)

    That does come through clearly in the first two stanzas. I didn't catch it at first read... I was moving too fast. However, I think that may have been why I reacted in the way I did subconsciously. I need to slow down sometimes and come back and re-read. I appreciate it all the more.

    Marianne Reninger (11/23/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    I hope it comes across that this isn't a poem for youngsters; these lovers have met again after many years. Tan Bark Ridge is a real place on the Blue ridge Parkway near my home, where lovers are often spotted!

  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/30/2015 3:53:00 PM)

    for one langerous, luscious moment,
    Time stood still, Continents merged

    the power of love..
    thanks for sharing, Marianne
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 25, 2016

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