Once

Once

A Poem by Siddartha Beth Pierce

Once
you grabbed me
in your arms
a great surprise
to me
kissed me deeply
within the realms
of the Poe Museum
that beautiful, fateful
day.
 
Once
you read
Italian songs
to me-
in translation
from the stereo's
lovely muse
as I alone
did swoon
at both the music
set forth
and your own
tongue's tune.
 
Once
we traveled together
to a very magical
place
where I saw a fairy
dance
amidst the petunia's
embrace.
 
Always
I long
to experience
each of these marvels
again-
simply because
each one of them
were experienced
with you-
as every one of them
touched me so
straight to my very
soul.

 

© 2009 Siddartha Beth Pierce


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I never like to hear things like "did swoon" in prose or rhyme. It can't be prose because nobody says, "did swoon" and if it goes into a rhyme it still sounds phony. That is my only objection to an otherwise delightful piece. The mention of the "Poe museum" and the "Italian songs" give the piece a continental air which is charming. I still would prefer "I swooned alone" to "I did swoon". But it's just my opinion; a personal irk of mine I guess one could say. It's like someone saying "I did go" instead of "I went". To me, that just doesn't sound right.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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The times we long to visit once more~~ ;~) This is an eloquent write!! Love it!!


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Im afraid ole Franklin wouldn't recognize a poetic heart if it slapped him aside the head .I loved it it sang a tune of innocent days to me.
your friend Tate

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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BjH
it was the title that drew me
but so much so nice words have already been said
and in ways better than i could
but i liked this
alot
yours
benjamin

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was a very beautiful piece. Very soul stirring. I like the romantic flow.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I never like to hear things like "did swoon" in prose or rhyme. It can't be prose because nobody says, "did swoon" and if it goes into a rhyme it still sounds phony. That is my only objection to an otherwise delightful piece. The mention of the "Poe museum" and the "Italian songs" give the piece a continental air which is charming. I still would prefer "I swooned alone" to "I did swoon". But it's just my opinion; a personal irk of mine I guess one could say. It's like someone saying "I did go" instead of "I went". To me, that just doesn't sound right.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you are lovely! you speack with a silk pen....excellent write..this i love so much..the flow is great! x0x0x

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have a very Eloquent writing tongue that caresses true love holdings with its sweet sweet kisses.
Is good, uplifting.

-Drachke

Posted 11 Years Ago


This is so profoundly beautiful, tender, lifting... Your words softly express the depth of love and life shared by two that are so meant to be together. Wonderful words!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

as I alone
did swoon
at both the music
set forth
and your own
tongue's tune.

Wow those lines alone take my breathe away... again your words just radiate love and passion in your unique and eloquent style. Absolutely an extraordinary piece of writing.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Siddartha Beth Pierce
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