Monday, March 17, 2014

Torn Between Two Lovers

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart." ~Victor Hugo

It's the last big freeze of the season I suppose....and then it will move toward spring.  I do love the spring, but it is the fall that truly holds my heart.

My heart is torn between two lovers
the golden autumn and the budding spring

my eyes are slaves to each one's beauty
yet their vision of glory makes me a king

I follow where they lead me
down the paths of season's steady flow

as I long to capture them both completely
but like a fickle girl they always let me go

no heart can truly serve two masters
nor hold more than one lover within it's grasp

so I shall be an ever restless admirer
of two loves whose true promise I cannot have.


  1. struggles of human hearts well depicted...I love the final line: "So I shall be ever restless admirer of two loves whose true promise I cannot have". Great!

  2. "so I shall be an ever restless admirer
    of two loves whose true promise I cannot have." I am guilty of that in many aspects of life....!! So beautifully written!!


  3. Just lovely: contemplative – yet delicate. An enchanting piece.

  4. ah it is autumn/fall that rules my heart as well...
    too bad it is the shortest season...
    nice play on the two masters of the heart
    and quite the evocative close on this carrie

  5. As always my dear dear friend. You weave words as no other.

  6. lovely poem and I love your blogs new look!

  7. Carrie,

    I admit to loving spring time with its rebirth of life and renewal. So many hopes rest within this season!!

  8. I too feel like you, torn! It is amazing how one symbolizes birth the other death. Beautifully done! I miss a long spring. We jump from spring to summer too quickly. I would love to linger in green freshness for awhile~ Your blog looks amazing!

  9. Lovely poem! The only way to heal that torn heart is to let it lead the way, and you described that beautifully here. I love your writing style and arrangement. Have a great weekend:) Chris

  10. I so know this feeling! Well said. Beautiful.


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