Fervor, or: Forever

Poetry Partners #132

‘Passion’, a poem by Tallisman of ‘Tallisman Poetry’

He recalls the days that they spent together
The nights they spent making love, all night
Days they thought that would last forever
Suddenly seem lost to sight
What happened to the people that they once were
And how did they get to where they are today?
The passion that once flamed is now a single ember
Thatโ€™s slowly fading and crumbling away

He remembers how the scent of her perfume
Would drive him wild with desire
When a simple smile across a crowded room
Would reignite that fire
Though his love for her is never in doubt
How he misses that burning heat
He thought this desire could never burn out
Leaving him unneeded and obsolete

The love they hold is a strong now as it was then
But he misses the unbridled passion theyโ€™d bring
Oh if only they could live their lives over again!
But I guess he wouldnโ€™t change a single thing.

An acrostic ‘Neville’ by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

Perhaps passion's not made to last-
And deep friendship sustains,
Sure as commitment reigns?
Some bemoan that fervor fades fast;
Indeed, they get depressed-
Of course, those by love blessed-
Need never yearn for years long past.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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21 thoughts on “Fervor, or: Forever”

  1. Another superb collaboration. I enjoyed both poems.
    Reading Dave’s response, I felt like Dave sat the persona of the first poem down, to share a couple of things about love the persona is yet to come into terms with. Nice work, Dave.

  2. A beautiful set of poems with such tragic truth… the fervent flame of passion doesn’t always last a lifetime. But, the good new is that the compassionate candle of caring does. โค โค

  3. Another very deep and lasting paring of poems! I love that love that lasts is explored – it is the enduring that is so valuable not the initial spark that fades…

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