The Eternal City

The Eternal City

A Poem by Giullia King

"Come away with me, Rose" 
She feels the warmth of a hand stretched out, 
Caressing her shoulder. 
"Let's forget about everything for a while."
"Where would we go?"
"Wherever your heart desires" the boy said.
"I imagine us on rooftops and visiting new places. 
And us, always us." 
Rose said with a smile on her face.
She was desperately trying to wipe away the tears rolling freely on her blushed cheeks.
"I imagine us drinking cheap red wine on a small street somewhere in Rome, 
overlooking the great Colosseum" the boy answered.
"Oh, my love" Rose sighed, she close her eyes and started shaking.
She put her arms around her trying to hug all the broken pieces.
She whispered: 
"How will I ever find you again?"
"You are the light of my life,
and my love for you reaches beyond the stars,
That's where you'll find me" the boy said.
Rose opened her eyes and saw beauty in the darkness.
"I'm consumed of thoughts of you.
You are a never ending book,
The pages to my story.
The home of my thoughts." 
She said as she looked up at the starry sky.
Walking around in Rome at this hour is so peaceful,
Tranquility.
There is nobody around,
but, a great silence.

"We'll always have Rome" 
she said at last and walked into the dark night.



© 2017 Giullia King



Author's Note

Giullia King
Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris?
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

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Very magical. Great work, great scene!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Giullia King

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much! :)
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Zoe
An ideal situation, truly. And perfect words to describe it. Magical!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Giullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely words, Zoe :)
Zoe

7 Months Ago

No problem
"We'll always have Rome"

This stuck me as a someone looking at one last photograph of her love before packing it up in a box.

Love the quote too. Fitting. Cattullus

"I hate and I love..."

A tender farewell...

Posted 7 Months Ago


Giullia King

7 Months Ago

I was actually looking at a photograph and got that "We'll always have..." feeling. That's so amazin.. read more
'The home of my thoughts.'
This gives off such a soothing effect while reading. There's a certain melancholic beauty emanating from this write. Mesmerizing too. As always, I love reading your pieces, Gullia x

Posted 7 Months Ago


Giullia King

7 Months Ago

And as always, love your reviews. Thank you :) xo
Dr. YumnaKay

7 Months Ago

You're welcome, Gullia. Hope you have been well 😊💜
This one made me think about 'Before Sunrise'....except of course with Rome as your background.

I imagine there would be nothing more romantic than to walk the streets of Rome at night with a lover by our side; taking in all the sights, sounds and smells and the sight of each other. Along with Paris, no place can swell the heart with love like Roma.

I enjoyed the piece. Very romantic and grand in emotion and reach. Nice work.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Giullia King

7 Months Ago

Love that movie! Didn't really think about that one but now that you said it, I can really see it be.. read more
You are a never ending book,
The pages to my story.
The home of my thoughts."

such sweet words.... and Rome has a feel of Romance in itself isn't it.. lovely poem..


Posted 8 Months Ago


Giullia King

7 Months Ago

There's no place like Rome. Thank you for the kind review :)
Descriptive. Loved the image. I liked the overall conversation.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Giullia King

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading, Najam :)
Najam Us Saher

8 Months Ago

You're welcome. 😊
Wow! I love this part the most:
You are a never ending book,
The pages to my story.
The home of my thoughts.



Posted 8 Months Ago


Giullia King

8 Months Ago

I'm happy you found something that you love :)) Thank you for reading!
Lovers. Rome. Coliseum. Fountains. Wine. Love that reaches beyond the Stars. a teasing tale with all the ingredients of passionate bliss even if not meant to be. this one sets the stage so powerfully & deeply ...

"I hate and I love. Why do I do this, perhaps you ask.
I do not know, but I feel it happening and I am tortured." - Catullus 85

Posted 8 Months Ago


Giullia King

8 Months Ago

I'm happy you found the quote, Pete :) It's my favorite one. Thank you for reading!
Pete

8 Months Ago

it's deep like the heart that penned this. you're welcome sis ... :)
A quote of note, (to some it is unknown)
leaves little of the yarn yet to be said.
You’ve told a tale (perhaps I should say shown)
that filled the Colosseum in my head

These few delightful words that you have penned
could have been thousands and filled up a book.
It gave us all the images to end
whatever lingering doubt. That’s all it took,

to mark our suspension of disbelief.
So many lines stand out, to let us see,
the phantom boy who offers her relief.
He’s in her mind, and has no need to be.

The rose you chose is wilted in despair.
This fancied trip to Rome will clear the air.


Posted 8 Months Ago


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Giullia King

8 Months Ago

This is the most amazing review, ever!!
"These few delightful words that you have penned
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Norbanus

8 Months Ago

I once considered writing a historical novel based in Rome of that era. It turned out to be over my .. read more

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