Sunday, October 14, 2007

Seven-Stringed Net

The wind in the pine-tops blows bitterly
cold as the silver that can't pay a debt
cold as the heart that I thought was free
caught like a fish in a seven-stringed net.

Icicles hang in the orangery
frost-bitten fruits taste of bitter regret
frost bites the seed at the heart of me
caught like a fish in a seven-stringed net.

I'm drowning in oceans of memory
I'm weeping for love that I tried to forget
the lute-player's music entangles me
caught like a fish in a seven-stringed net.


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11 comments:

Rambler said...

cold as the heart that I thought was free

very nicely written.

just wondering how free the heart is but how easily it ends up caught.

Christy said...

much enjoyed reading this, well done!

especially loved the the last line

caught like a fish in a seven-stringed net.

Bravo!

my backyard said...

love it! very poignant

tumblewords said...

Music does tie directly to the heart. Nice work!

This Girl Remembers said...

This is lovely! I love the use of the repeating line - it works very well. What a great companion piece to the prompt poem!

Dennis said...

frost-bitten fruits taste of bitter regret

Indeed! Well put T!

D.

Norma said...

Very nice. I like the repetition and how you met the challenge of the prompt.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautifully written, lovely imagery - and I know I'm repeating previous comments, but effective use of repitition

Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise said...

Love it! Very well crafted...
debt - regret - forget
free - me - me etc.
I just want more -more - more!

Cathy said...

Love how the different layers of this poems, come together as one.

www.thequietone.net

sbpoet said...

Such an ear for music in this piece! I was caught in the net...