Originally posted and written 21.06.2011 – Re-published as part of an Edenbray Retrospective – 2019

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By rain, by the colour of her hair, by the sweet, soft fragrance of her cheek

The curls fell and warmed my senses like fragrant oil warmed by a winter sun

She could never take a step by me but by her own gentle manner and stealth

Only times extravagant hands could mould feelings so hard and scarred


I met her on a Tues-a-day when a kite flew and hit the clouds in a bird’s egg sky

It were a bag of surprises that burst and spilled shapes, some honey and golden

It never dawned it was tangled wool in wild cherry branches, twisted and thorned

None were prettier, long-legged nor honest than the raven haired, rose-hipped Colene


Not Betty Ball, not Mary Lane could catch a fire while my silken maid went a walkin’ by

Or smiled, or tidied her hair – for she and a garland of forest flowers were much sweeter,

She could lean like a willow ash, laugh like a spring of morning rain, speak so softly,

Bite like mosquitoes, leave hearts raw, sore or kiss like peaches dressed in rose petals …


… it were a story never told nor finished





I tried to write this poem, raw and straight from the heart just as a love poem should be. Countless people know that numbing, paralysing feeling of being ‘hurt’ in love.
That is what I have tried to capture. The raven haired beauty ‘ a gaelic darling who is blissfuly unaware of the damage she does – until one day she feels that same raw, heart scrape of unrequited love. It’s cold, simple, uncomplicated and painful. ~ Aww just shocking!

~ edenbray



#PROG-PROSE ~ A Progressive Love Poem – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation!

About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and that is all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm now an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details and join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or comment for my ego and encouragement :- thank you so much for listening ~ edenbray
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