The Recitation of the Sage


You lied to her you lied to me

She’ll never know the fantasy

That has become a written page

Within the book penned by the sage

The words within so very clever

They paint a scene to last forever

Of you and I beneath our tree

Under the moon a canopy

Of stars that shine so very bright

Where lovers dance in their delight

We met tonight at the same hour

Behind your back you held a flower

Jasmine of white with fragrant scent

Presented there with your intent

To give your love a lifetime through

With touch of lip away we flew

To dance this night beneath the stars

Throughout this magic time of ours

This lady’s head was in a whirl

Since for a time I was your girl

Then to the earth my feet descended

For I realized that you’d intended

To hold me there a little while

And pencil in a lovely smile

To please the author of the book

So carelessly the lines you took

Left gaping holes that dripped of ink

Now that you’ve gone I scarce can think

I cannot breathe and I dare not cry

For we both knew the tree did die

So long ago and far away

Perhaps it was that April day

When I’d neglected to reply

You walked ahead and so did I

Not turning back we missed each other

You fell into another lover

Whose arms were open just for you

She was right there what could you do

Perhaps one day you’ll think of me

As you lay there beneath our tree

And as you look up into the sky

Drift on a cloud named you and I

Your hand will reach for mine to dance

Just close your eyes and bid romance

To whirl and twirl away with you

Upon cloud nine I’ll be there too

You have the key open the gate

For butterflies are never late

They float on edge of every dream

Where rose fairy’s lights do beam

To lead the way that’s to the right

In paradise with you at night

The castle’s built with your own hands

She waits to meet with your demands

A Casanova owns her heart

The Romeo has played his part

So very well upon the stage

The recitation of the sage


©Kay Salady

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Photo of Kay Salady by KS Grafix


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on October 25, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Aww sad to have love let us down. Someone once said to me love isn’t supposed to hurt, well, they are wrong, when we really love someone, it can and does hurt.
    Lovely, story in this. Hope you’re linking it to dVerse OpenLinkNight later! 🙂


  2. Awesome writing Kay. It’s long, but didn’t feel long as it held my interest so tightly. Good work!


  3. as always, a stunning ride.


  4. This was truly awesome Kay. I love the rhythm and the flow of your poem. Your wording is always perfect and the sad, whimsical feel of the poem I love! Nicely done my friend!!!


  5. nicely spun tale…sad the betrayal…i like the penciling in of a smile it ecoes the impermenance….


  6. the first line got my attention… sad but lovely story…

    nice to meet you at D’verse ~


  7. Long means nothing when delivered with such a wicked flow! Sad perhaps, but the reader is left with no choice but to complete the read. Loved it…and the image is fantastic!


  8. Love, loss, and a hard lesson learned. Even with all that, it’s difficult to deny the heart.

    Beautiful. Just beautiful. Bravo!


  9. Wow! The meter and rhyme of this poem just absolutely sings itself….. and the last four lines are absolutely memorable……. A Casanova owns her heart, Romeo Played his part….. awesome……


  10. this flows beautifully…almost like a dance..and welcome at the dVerse pub..hope you enjoy the people and poetry..


  11. this is so sad but yet such a lovely story. the hurt of love and how someone can take your heart and hurt it so badly such an excellent poem


  12. ahahah what to say???? stunning..but be a little patient…u will be ..wowowo


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