Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Mag - 194

"....her conviction that love that did not find its expression in a letter was not perfect."  Ian McEwan


Playfully reluctant
she entered the church.
An amiable conclusion
a style so unlike her.
Solicitous at best
 a pattern more like her.
She being a party
to this pleasant gathering.
Kissed by the searing brilliance
of ignored heresy drawing them together.
Now a wisp of memories
bathed in fugitive laughter.
Drawn to
an odor of delusion.
by the profusion
all the while
at the hollowness
beneath the veil
of conclusion.
For other Magpie tales
with Tess Kincaid


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I can't make out the this a letter from Violet Trefusis?

Your poem is brilliant, irregardless!

Kathe W. said...

oh my- wisps of memories. Fascinating poem.

Cloudia said...

I love that procession of tasty words!

Lyn said...

Sure feels like falling in love to me..In church...oh, my! High wattage!

Sue said...

I really like the ending...the words themselves and the rhyme scheme.


kaykuala said...

A union that does not last. That's a frequent occurrence. Great write Karen!


Karen S. said...

Ifthethunderdontgetya- Almost as scandalous as Violet!

Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful piece..."Kissed by the searing brilliance
of ignored heresy drawing them together." love this!

Ginny Brannan said...

"Drawn to
an odor of delusion.
by the profusion
all the while
at the hollowness
beneath the veil
of conclusion."

Loved this procession of lines, the way the words and rhyme fall, the word "hissing" which draws even more intrigue because of the location they are in. Leaves much to the imagination as to what is referenced here.

Kutamun said...

I found this delicously inconclusive ..l...

Tess Kincaid said...

The bedazzlement of a wedding soon fades...

Doctor FTSE said...

How often couples lose sight of the advice that their vows should "not be taken lightly or unwontedly"
Ably stated in your poem.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Most excellent! I could feel her bitterness in your words. I hope to get back with The Mag program around the first of the year.