Loves me, loves me not

My heart was split, and a flower appeared” – Solomon

my broken heart cries within

silent regrets undoing time

our past in a dream sublime.

Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin

its magical elixir clings to my lips.

embraced emotions weep in my eyes

love, intoxicating, grows with each sip

only sweet hellos and no goodbyes

Poetics: Stepping Off the Sidewalk – Our hostess is Laura Bloomsbury

For this Poetics challenge, we let our imagination become a springboard to the mystical.

-Eugenia

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102 replies

  1. Beautiful! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Super piece Eugenia.

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  3. So solemn and beautifully written. A powerful piece!

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  4. Very poignant, dear Eugenia.

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  5. Very nice poem! I love the progression of your poem. Sometimes from the brokenness embraced come the flower of new life and love!

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  6. Love this Eugenia. Thanks

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  7. Oh wow, Eugenia;

    love, intoxicating, grows with each sip

    only sweet hellos and no goodbyes
    Love these lines.

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  8. Poignant and beautiful! ❤ Celebrate the season, Eugenia!

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    • Thank you so much, Cheryl. ❤️ It was 30 degrees F this morning so we celebrated with a fire in the fireplace and lots of hot coffee. 🤗

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  9. Beautiful poem Eugenia 💕

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  10. This is incredibly fine, I LOVE it. And it’s great to be back here after NaNoWriMo used up my writing hours in November 🙂

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  11. PS: I’m also loving the look of your blog–could you tell me which WP blog theme you use, please? Thanks 🙂

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    • Thank you and sure, I use the Opti theme. I like it because it is very functional and has a lot to offer. It organizes images and comments nicely. 😉 Thanks for noticing and asking.

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      • Oh, thank you so much, Eugenia! 🙂 Your blog has a unique and very attractive “atmosphere”…if that makes sense (it’s a compliment, anyway!).

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  12. How wonderful that Solomon’s words led you to forget-me-nots, Eugenia! A wistful, poignant poem.

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  13. Charming use of the prompt from Solomon – “Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin” – memorable!

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  14. ‘only sweet hellos and no goodbyes’ – that’s so lovely: enchanting ending to a beautiful love poem!

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  15. This is so evocative! I love “Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin its magical elixir clings to my lips.”💝

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  16. The first line is so painful….draws the reader in. This line is my favorite
    “Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin” —- ah yes. Sometimes it is the response to swallow/drink away the pain. And then the juxtapositioning of that sweet flower with the words in its name…well done!

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  17. ‘only sweet hellos and no goodbyes’ – I think we could all do with that at the moment. Lovely poem.

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  18. Thank you so much, Lillian!

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  19. Very beautiful indeed…

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  20. Wow, that is one beautiful poem today. I love the blossoms too.

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  21. I like your progression from forlorn sadness to real hope … that last line is powerful!

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  22. “silent regrets undoing time” — Yes. As if the past is undone, when it is, in fact, all we have to hold on to.

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  23. “Only sweet hellos and no goodbyes” If only.

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  24. I can really feel the bitterness of the tonic in this.

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  25. Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin…. outstanding line

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  26. “forget-me-nots in my tonic and gin” only hellos and no goodbyes. sounds just right 😦

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  27. What an amazing way to write of lost love …..

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  28. Forget-me-nots in my tonic and gin!!
    Love that
    Intoxicating, yes.

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  29. Awww this just melts my heart..

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  30. Thank you so much, Mich!

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  31. “Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin” I love that line. Wonderful work here, Eugenia!

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  32. 💛🌼so beautiful

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  33. Beautiful, Eugenia! Sweet and sour. 😉

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  34. Wow. This is sumptuous writing Eugi😍🌷🥳

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  35. Hi! Do like my posts and support me.

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  36. This take me back 8 years ago when I was a chairperson of a book club and every weekend we would have poetry sessions. Magical. Thanks for the piece of cake

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