Sweet sorrows



we danced around
the teacup rim
for the last time

and 

held onto our kiss
until stars appeared 
on the edge

of time

covered my lips
over your goodbye
so bittersweet

I so

crave sweet sorrows
like this shall last
a lifetime

***


J'ai couvert
mes lèvres sur votre
au revoir très tendre

baiser doux, plus triste, tres triste


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For dVerse : Letting Go
in response to Claudia's exploration of the Art of letting go

and the Magpietales
The moment of unforgettable  love is here!








88 comments:

  1. Sorrowful parting causes love to intensify thus sweetness is hidden somewhere deep, and love will be even stronger tomorrow.

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    1. Oh, but love that has found its end, it is its poignancy that will grow stronger and stronger come tomorrow.

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  2. ...bittersweet but oh a moment so short that is like forever... if only we can loan from moon a few more time to cherish the night and hold each other for one last chance... excellent offering Ninot, ma'am...

    ..smiles...

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    1. Thank you Kelvin, I loved your sonnet - and might be inspired to try one soon...

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  3. dancing around the teacup rim is a beautiful image...a bittersweet moment for sure...

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    1. What a beautiful word - bittersweet, don't you think Claudia? So apt for sweet sorrows such as this. I wouldn't be surprised if Shakespeare himself came up with the word...

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    1. Thank you Anthony - this is not really letting go, isn't it. Just making sure we remain unforgettable.

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  5. nice....you set the scene really well...i like the dancing around the teacup rim...and covering the goodbye with your lips....those goodbyes carry a bit of a sting...

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  6. Yes, Brian...Who cares about happy ever after - those goodbyes bring down the house in theaters.

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  7. Do you write in French too? Very sweet, sad and tender, yet I thought I could also detect a current of self-indulgence. After all, we all like to feel that our sadness is like no one else's.

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    1. Oh how true, Marina Sofia. We are irrepressible in loving our sorrows...

      Yes, I do write, or rather, dabble in french, hoping that I do not lose it altogether.

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  8. I am enchanted by the image of dancing around the teacup rim. One could easily lose one's balance there...

    Toothless Fadista

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    1. Oh yes, Mark - one must be careful, otherwise you could get scalded so easily...

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  9. A lovely sweet sorrow ~ I also like that you wrote the French verse as it does make it look poignant ~

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    1. Thanks Grace - I read it differently in French for the sadness is more profound I feel - tres triste.

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  10. A kind of a waltz of a poem, the French is especially lovely. k.

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  11. Thank you Karin, let's do tea one day and exchange poetry!

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    1. A waltz of a poem...what a lovely description. Thank you again Karin.

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  12. Sensitively and melodically expressed. Loved dancing on the teacup rim! Those last kisses can be very bitter-sweet, but in time they can bring beautiful poetry.

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    1. Dear Mary, what is the purpose of all these high and lows of emotions that wreck our lives and bring us such joy? For poetry of course!

      Smiles and hugs...

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  13. covered my lips
    over your goodbye


    Beautiful... and I love the French!

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    1. Thank you Laurie. It is a simple little poem but I loved the feelings it evoked in me.

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  14. Stunning! I love the teacup, stars, the bittersweet.

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    1. I loved what you loved, Judy. Thank you.

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  15. So lovely ... you know of what you write.

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    1. Hi Helen! How have you been?

      I love uncomplicated emotions that play wrought with our hearts...

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  16. I particularly love "dancing around the teacup rim", and the holding of the kiss until stars appear on its edges. Wow.

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    1. What a kiss, eh Sherry? You are the romantic!

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  17. this is so beautiful- lovely poem- even tho bittersweet

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    1. Thank you Kathe! Bittersweet it was...

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  18. lovely poem..it must have felt good to put it onto paper..a final step in saying 'goodbye' to a love.;)

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    1. Katy, such goodbyes are lovely, and writing it down lessens the pain...

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  19. Lovely words. It's so hard to let go sometimes - just one more kiss. But dancing round the teacup - what an image!

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    1. Just one more kiss. Yes, Nell, it is so hard at times....

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  20. Such a beautiful romance to be lost- faded to memories.

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    1. Lost romance, yes. Let's hope not faded, Karen...

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  21. this is just perfect, such a dance of love in.waiting

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    1. A dance of love! I did not feel it at first, but now I do. Thanks Emma!

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  22. the french part was so sad Au revoir tres tendre :(


    Initiated Kiss

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    1. A goodbye so tender...Definitely bittersweet !

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  23. Lovely poem. I love the French stanza.

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    1. Thank you Theresa...I am glad you liked it.

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  24. a beautiful poem! the memories of letting go do stay a lifetime!

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  25. Beautiful memory in 'letting go. Love this write, Nino.

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    1. Thank you Renee. I was actually thinking about other types of letting go - so difficult.

      But decided on an old flame of a memory instead...

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  26. Hi Ninot, beautifully written. There is so much acceptance in this parting. It doesn't sound like a goodbye, but more like an "arrivederci" (will see you again :) The French version is very pretty. You're a romantic :)

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    1. C'est vrai Loredana! So glad you dropped by. Loved that love machine...

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  27. ..and then the ship sailed and I was left standing at the end of the dock. My parents took my three little ones to the car and waited..I wanted to hang onto that ship until I couldn't see it any more. I was 9 months pregnant with our 4th child. Our picture was in the San Diego Tribune with the title "Daddy hasn't seen him"... That is what your lovely poetry meant to me.
    Thank you for the memories. That was 52 years ago.
    Mona

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  28. Dear Mona,

    I read glimpses into your life earlier and knew there were stories to such heartfelt writing. I am glad my little poem meant something to you...WHat a lifetime...

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  29. Ninot Ma'am,
    Parting for the last time is such a bittersweet thing. One would have wished to cling on to make it last forever. The tears would only gush out when both were parted and out of sight. Been through it! One would laugh over it now, the folly of youth!

    Hank

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    1. Not folly, Sir Hank, but whims and excitement!

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  30. a goodbye that is gentle and beautiful
    two lives which value all of the moments

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  31. "Sweeting is such part sorrow."

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    1. Bittersweet sorrow is the best kind...thanks for dropping by Sir Berowne, and for the fun quizzes!

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  32. dancing around the tea cup rim ..is a unique imagination..awesome!!

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  33. covered my lips over your goodbye poignant in both languages

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    1. Dear Leslie, Those bittersweet kisses last a lifetime...

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  34. A beautiful good-bye, indeed...

    la tristesse jolie.

    =)

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    1. Thanks Sue,
      I hate goodbyes just like anyone else. But sometimes it is for the best.

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  35. Sweet sorrow to last a lifetime..for sure! I like the edge of time, of teacup...

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    1. Thank you Lyn,
      Bittersweet with a little edge is good, right?

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    1. Wayne,
      I haven't seen you for sometime! Thank you for visiting...

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    1. Thank you TW. So good to see you here.

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  38. Love "we danced around the teacup rim" - love it all.

    Bittersweet and beautiful indeed.

    Anna :o]

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  39. Yes, that last stanza really tugs at my heart strings Ninot!!! So beautiful and so true! :-)

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    1. My dearest Carrie,
      Thank you dear. Working hard on the poetry these days. Take care!

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  40. A sweet poem from beginning to end.. I like the last stanza "sweet sorrows" of longing very much!

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  41. Everyone has already mentioned bittersweet...but it describes this so well...lovely write, nino...

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    1. Dear Tess, I love hearing it. Thank you for the lovely picture prompt!

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  42. Such partings.....so poignantly written. Lovely read.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Helena. Thank you.

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  43. Lovely form and feel! Sweet sorrow, indeed.

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