Monday, October 21, 2013

Oh, Soft Letting Go...





Linger, linger long-ly, oh soft letting go
Hold me in your arms; dance with me sweet and slow
I am not ready to swiftly untie
The strings of my heart to a hasty good-bye

Leave me, but leave me patiently if you must
For I cannot sever love’s ties in one thrust
Tarry against me; the warmth of your sigh
Comforts the farewell that shimmers near-by

Hear how the night-wind moans low on earth’s turf
Hear how the sea-song weeps long on its surf
How can I un-tether a piece of my heart
Where you seem to be such an intricate part?

There are no dead-lines to love’s bittersweet
Where living’s fulfillment and longing compete
So linger and hold me, for I cannot know
How long is the slow-dance of letting you go?  

© Janet Martin

Yes, I've recovered from my daughter's wedding, but the letting go will take much longer...

2 comments:

  1. Another gem. Goodness, Janet, you are great.

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  2. There are days, like today when the heart must bleed...in poetry. Thank-you for reading and for your kind words.
    Little guy woke up so its back to taking care of Mr. too-cute-for-his-own-good;)He will play with ANYTHING, as long as it isn't a toy :):)

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