Eternal Spring, Beloved~Sweetheart (poignantly tender)

Eternal Spring, Beloved~Sweetheart (poignantly tender)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Free Verse … Edited and reposted, I hope some of you will enjoy this lovely piece again, or for your first time. 🍂

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Eternal Spring, Beloved~Sweetheart
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-·~•'˜§˜'•~·-
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Our Winter’s here,
stealing away my heat,
with her cold, crisp breath.
Your cornsilk, windblown hair
like glowing streamers behind you,
and you'll always be my heart's warmth.

-·~••~·-
Summertimes …

you ever come to me,
 smiling like a happy innocent child,
arms spread wide, ready to dance
and twirl through my nights,
to drag me down to water's edge,
wearing little else than your
 “come and get me" eyes.

-·~••~·-
Except, this time, I’m not going;
you're not taking me by the hand anymore.
I’m just going to sit here by the pond,
beside the others that have gone,
and miss you now, too.

-·~••~·-
I’ll listen to the birds,
the frogs -- wind whisp'ring softly

through the reeds,
the scent of wet pine …
glorious sensations of Your warmth,
watching the sun drop quickly.

-·~••~·-
Our Autumn came …

I’ve never really been afraid of the dark;
but, I am afraid of empty.
That is what your leaving has left me;
and, I knew you would leave.
You always tried,
even when I refused to let you go.

-·~••~·-
You’ve packed your apple green eyes
and gone, now.
So, I’ll have to sit on the edge
of this perpetual-winter,
alone and shivering,
trying to cover this hole in my heart,
so I won’t freeze from the inside-out.

-·~••~·-
Meanwhile, I count the hours,
the days, my life away …
until each buttercup returns,
renewing eternal hope,
as they did in Spring, with Us.

-·~••~·-
I feel the chill as our seasons
slip off my shoulders…
away into history.

-·~••~·-
Tonight, and all to come,
I’m going to wrap your gentle,
loving memory around me
and try to keep from losing your heat,
I’ve spent our time gathering into my soul.

-·~••~·-
Then, I’ll turn my collar up
and swear-off dancing beside the pond.

-·~••~·-
Soft, salty tears overflow chapped cheeks,
gathering at the corner of my lips
await you to taste them,
to kiss them away,
but, there is only me, now …
aching, hoping, longing,
in solemn remembrance
of our....

Eternal Spring, Beloved~Sweetheart

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-·~•'˜§˜'•~·-
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-·~• Richard W. Jenkins •~·-
©2016

© 2021 Richard 🍃


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Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Helping hands are always welcomed … not one of my best efforts, I know, but it's sincere and real. 🌾

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You’ve packed your apple green eyes
and gone, now.
So, I’ll have to sit on the edge
of this perpetual-winter,
alone and shivering,
trying to cover this hole in my heart,
so I won’t freeze from the inside-out.


Love the descriptiveness in this write, but I loved how you started this stanza out. awesome

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Emotional. Honesty. Sincerity.Nostalgia ... are some of the many emotions wrapped up in this piece. You have this magic in your words composing /creating pieces that captivate your readers and hold them spellbound to the end! Just what is needed at this moment in time. Thank you Sire!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Ah, Lady Kitty,
How lovely it is to see you today (or, any day) and to receive the gift of a .. read more
kitty

2 Years Ago

Inspiration comes, I believe from tender, moving words put on page in honesty and sincerity. Thankin.. read more
There is nothing as heart breaking as lonesome....and empty tops it all. A simply sad song to what is gone and what remains. Personally, the memories become painful longings and just turn to heart ache.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

What about flow, line breaks, enjambment, originality of expression, continuity of thought, theme, t.. read more
Susan 🌺

4 Years Ago

Oh LORD! do you have a template? ...ok why is Us capitalized?? is it to put emphasis on "Us"..??.. read more
Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

You got it perfectly, Susan … good eye.
Soft, salty tears overflow chapped cheeks,
gathering at the corner of my lips,
await you to taste them,
to kiss them away,
but, there is only me, now…
aching, hoping, longing,
in solemn remembrance
of our....
Eternal Spring, Beloved~Sweetheart


Some tears did escape my eyes after reading this one.....the pain of separation and the chill of winter that leaves behind the one aching so much....you describe it so well in your words...it pulled the strings of my heart and made me weep so that does make it a heart touching creation....

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Dear Ria!
Every once in a great while one will come along who has the capacity to .. read more
Ardra

4 Years Ago

It's always a pleasure to read your creations :)
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A amazing poem my friend. A epic journey into the journey of love. I liked the use of the seasons. Thank you for sharing your words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

Thank you, John!
Your praise and enjoyment are truly inspiring to an olde bard's efforts … .. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

I like the use of the seasons and nature. Easy to understand and you are welcome.
This is complete crap...the author's note where you said "not one of my best efforts," that's complete crap :) I liked reading this. The wordplay was brilliant, especially the lines "trying to cover the hole in my heart/ so I won’t freeze from the inside-out" and "I’m just going to wrap your gentle/loving-memory around me/and try to keep from losing your heat." I love those lines. Well done, Richard.

-William Liston

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

(Again, it did not come through until the third try. I don't know why it sometimes does this?)
William Liston

5 Years Ago

Hey, if you don't think it's one of your best efforts, then so be it. Sorry about the "complete crap.. read more
Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

William,
You know I respect and enjoy your commentary on any of my pieces, and I relent to yo.. read more
Mr. Jenkins,
You say in your author's note,.this isn't one of your best efforts.. I disagree. There is HUGE difference in writing a poem.. and writing a heart song...this is a heart song.. and it is stunning and touches the soul of the reader.. You have a beautiful voice in the written word..and even more so, when you let it free without restrains. ( :

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

Oh, M'Dear Lady Martin!
Such a delightful pleasure it is to receive your beautifully encourag.. read more
Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

Hey, Dear Renée,
Look! Here's one of my own Free Verse poems centered, "as you prefer yours".. read more
Renée

5 Years Ago

Good Eve, Mr. Darcy, I mean Mr. Jenkins... I do hope you forgive my mistake, but your words had my h.. read more
Of course now that I am online I shall forever start my reading with your poem, saying that, this poem is touching, with it's every image, every word, and every syllable. There exists something so primal and ever between man and nature that cannot be described by words but only through sensations and your poem often depict that but this poem accumulates those sensations, those affections, those relations so well.

With every word I was brooding over the helplessness, acceptance, and desire that weaves the poem into the perfection that is leaving a delicious taste of pondering upon my teared soul. i love this one so much, it's profound, it's personal, this poem shows the best of you and is surely second on my list after "You".

Such a mesmerising, hurting, splendid read, I feel the world through this one, thank you for such a sensitive poem, Richard :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

Ya know, Dear Kajal?
A bard could compose every poem he ever conceived for such an enthrallin.. read more
Crimson_ish

5 Years Ago

Like I've said Richard, I could write the most beautiful reviews, I could string the best syllables .. read more
Richard -
So often I have felt the same sadness and feeling of loss that you write of. I so cherish the memories
that I remember so gladly and wish, perhaps foolishly, that they would never die. Never die, but in fact be renewed. I believe that you and I are kindred spirits, though I believe you write much more elegantly than I.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

Dave,
Thank you sincerely and appreciatively for your welcome words of expressed praise and u.. read more

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Added on January 26, 2016
Last Updated on August 30, 2021
Tags: tender, nostalgic, romantic, sentimental, lonely, sadness

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