For Tu Fu

Dragonflies from the accidental pond
come to hover above my beloved and me
as we lie
floating above the ruins

Blue bodies and translucent wings
beat out a rhythm feather-soft
drifting through the air

They look down upon
these hands and souls entwined beneath the sun

They linger above us
a sign of heaven’s favor

Darting back and forth
the playful dance of lovers

They pass through cool breezes
as we pass through the waves,
through time

Why are you so care-worn
old friend?
I’ll make a prediction:
Love will outlast us both, the waves–
and the grave as well

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16 Responses to For Tu Fu

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  2. Jingle says:

    human and nature,
    both floating in love land…
    fantastic imagery…
    very enjoyable read.

  3. Jingle says:

    Glad to have you back,
    when you visit poets, if you include your entry link, it is easier for them to pay visits back at you….
    have fun!
    thanks for the amazing contribution.

  4. ladynimue says:

    Love outlasts all – hatred , pain, and even death !

  5. Most enjoyable poem. Thank you for sharing.
    Here is my take on love.
    http://www.livinginthemiddle.com/2010/10/my-dream-last-night.html

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  7. 2zpoint says:

    Sounds like a day to treasure…I wonder how many great days those ancient waves have seen?

  8. vivinfrance says:

    Dragonflies – a gorgeous use of metaphor, and a lovely poem.

  9. fiveloaf says:

    care-worn is definitely refreshing and unusual- i like this!

  10. B says:

    ahh.
    the feeling of true love can never be matched by anything.
    it becomes perfect with a great setting.

    love it!

    B

  11. marisol4you says:

    First poem I’ve ever read about Dragonflies. And yes! Love is forever! (The real kind)

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