Hi there, in this fine month of July! Have
to say the weather has improved a bit in Australia, but then
I do enjoy rain as I can dry my washing electronically like most Americans, or - in truth - people who are sensible,
in my opinion :) I have a mild hatred for my Hills Hoist as even in lockdown, it blows around like a galvanised cyclone and
I am exhausted from wrestling with it. Ah well. Enough moanin' and groanin'. On to the topic at hand this month:
Our Poets Corner for July beats within the
heart of a fine example of the joy and grief of love, called "You Whispered", penned by Ray Taaffe.
This poem fits our theme of romance beautifully,
written with Ray's unique flair and flavour and I think you'll agree that his poem is a stirring journey; taking us
through the beginning of love to the often inevitable, ending of it.
Abiding glow in aftermath
I held your heart in bosom free
We beat a way, we laid
To plant a seed which grows now free
We loved in unison so well
Our budding star now twinkles bold
You tasted sweet as caramel
My beggars bowl was brimmed with gold
My lonely cries for sultry days
when we lay in grassy field
Of daffodils and sun-kissed haze
You whispered, "To my Knight I yield"
together proved that dreams
Change far too fast from bliss to 'mare
Our sweetness turned so sour it seems
lust we did no longer share
Upon command I left our war
But always will remember eyes
In waterfalls I mirrored
Once ecstasy turn to despise
Ray Taaffe is a British fella who jokingly describes himself as a "boring git who is broke, balding and overweight" and one whose
literary journey was kick-started after reading "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. Ray had never written anything prior to
joining FanStory in 2007, where he currently enjoys a top ten poet ranking and writes under the handle "Domino".
As a reminder for all our readers out there,
it's a holiday during August, so it won't be until September that I present to you another piece of poetic perfection. So
until then I bid you a temporary adieu from Poets Corner and hope you enjoy Ray's soulful missive about how love brings
such ecstasy when it comes, then grief when it leaves."