ONCE

ONCE

A Poem by alanwgraham
"

a love poem

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ONCE

 

once there was a glance

of quickening hearts

of time suspended

 

once there was a whisper

sweet secrets in my ear

to treasure

 

once there was a touch

soft caress upon my hand

lingering

 

once there was a kiss

crimson tide upon my yielding lip

bruising

 

once there was a word, or two, or more

of love, a rush,

a radiance

 

once there was a promise

of things yet  to come

of moments of wonder

 

once  …………


© 2017 alanwgraham



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This is really quite beautiful, but the repetition of the word 'once' brings a certain sadness, as if these experiences are gone with the wind, existing only in memory. Indeed the word 'glance' in the first line perfectly encapsulates this: short, fleeting - but there nonetheless, never to fade from memory. At least that's what I took from it!

I really enjoyed this, thank you for sharing :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Yes that was what I suggested with the final once. I did have to explain to my wife that this was no.. read more



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Gee
And then love becomes comfortable, expected, humdrum ( sometimes) but I personally wouldn't swap the love I have for the world..
Morning Alan, hope the rain is warm

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks gee. Yes, love takes many forms. No rain here! We are on hon in the med. Sand sun and sangria.. read more
alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks gee. Yes, love takes many forms. No rain here! We are on hol in the med. Sand sun and sangria.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

Now I'm jealous. Have a great hol. Take care
Was.......................................................................................................................................................as

Posted 2 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Why bother with words! Time to show your face.
This is really quite beautiful, but the repetition of the word 'once' brings a certain sadness, as if these experiences are gone with the wind, existing only in memory. Indeed the word 'glance' in the first line perfectly encapsulates this: short, fleeting - but there nonetheless, never to fade from memory. At least that's what I took from it!

I really enjoyed this, thank you for sharing :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Yes that was what I suggested with the final once. I did have to explain to my wife that this was no.. read more
Excellent love poem Alan. A true creative's write.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks ken. Not my usual thing but Love poem are definitely the fashion in the cafe. Just joking!<.. read more
Such a beautiful love poem Alan. Tender, evocative, beautiful form, cadence, imagery. Haunting, echoing repetition of "Once"...each verse describing another nuance so eloquently. "Moments of wonder" are what your poem is filled with. Kudos!

Posted 3 Months Ago


You always remember the little things when you are with someone special and you don't have to close your eyes to do it.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

ThanksKC - what you say is very true. I suppose it is one of the strongest of human emotions and is .. read more
Beautifully written. I very much enjoyed this. Well done

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

Thanks Gwen. This is not my usual but I started with 'once' and the rest followed.
Regards,<.. read more
A very nice rhythm and leaves off with a sense of mystery.. where did it all end up? You capture the wistful yearning of romance here beautifully.



Posted 3 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and your kind comments. I guess most of us have had feeling like this!
reg.. read more
Once is always better than "if"..

Posted 3 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

Thanks DrSA. Great observation and worth remembering.
cheers,
Alan
Dr. SA

3 Months Ago

Not a bad observation for a Dr! haha cheers
How wierdly interesting it is, that this 'once' doesn't remain the same forever , sigh*

You've beautifully described the fact that time never remains the same, and us so unpredictable!

Well done, Alan :)


-Saumya

Posted 3 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

I'm fine thanks. I had a spell when i couldn't write but things have looened again. That's it - life.. read more
Saumya

3 Months Ago

Glad to know things are fine with you now :) time never remains the same yet life goes on anyway..Th.. read more
G

3 Months Ago

The emphasis of 'once' in the poem almost suggests that it happened one time and no more but the end.. read more

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