Letitia

Letitia

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

Letitia, you with the marble thighs

Have you found the will to roam,

Letitia, you with the gravel eyes

Are you going to go back home?

You stood too long at the garden gate

And let every passer see,

That the heart beneath your breast was still,

That you had no care for me!

 

I fell in love when I saw you first

At the waterfront in Greece,

There at the back of an antique shop

Where you stood, so pensively,

You only wore a shift of lawn

That the sun shone brightly through,

I knew no life could be complete

If I lived it, without you.

 

I had to smuggle you out of there

In the back of a grocer’s truck,

You didn’t have any papers, nor

A passport, just my luck!

So we caught a tramp from Athens

And you gazed out at the sea,

Watching the foam-flecked breakers break,

Disport, so wild and free.

 

Your smile was part of your mystery,

Your eyes had hidden it too,

I ached to learn of your history

Hid deep in the heart of you,

But you had no words to comfort me

Your secrets were your own,

And all the lovers you ever touched

Have gone to their graves alone.

 

They say you stand on a distant shore

And smile at the turning tide,

Next to a stone Prometheus

Like a bridegroom and a bride,

I only wish that you’d cared for me

Before they sent you home,

But your marble heart is beating free

Though you’ve turned my heart to stone.

 

David Lewis Paget

 


© 2013 David Lewis Paget



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Cross sea eloping, art desparate salvage national treasure illegal export ''What were you thinking ?'' would say a judge ''Nothing your honor I did it for Love '' Acquited !!!


loved it

PS There is a Venus in the Louvre I like very much .........

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Cross sea eloping, art desparate salvage national treasure illegal export ''What were you thinking ?'' would say a judge ''Nothing your honor I did it for Love '' Acquited !!!


loved it

PS There is a Venus in the Louvre I like very much .........

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David you capture me each and every time I read your words. You are one of my all time favorites.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eh!
I love this masterpiece!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such a sad tale of a love that could never be had. I felt for the poor fella. Another good story.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tremendous intensity of emotions in this love poem, and lost love at that. Lovely title and very engaging write, so wonderful to read and feel the poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pravo my friend, no matter what you tackle it emerges a prize worthy success!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David you don't usually write about such stuff, but this one is soooo touching for me.

One of my favorites :D

Posted 4 Years Ago


David, I never expected the last two lines, this gave me the chills....it is one of your best..another saver..Hope you are done with your double duty..Kathie

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

thisis ...........................................wonderful........................hatsofffffffff!!!!!!!!!!1
well done,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, keep writing and rocking!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Odd that a girl who's name means joy and happiness brought him none in the end. I loved the analogy of her heart being made of marble turning your loving heart to stone.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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