Happy Valentine's Day Tomorrow!
In honor of it being Friday the 13th directly before Valentine's Day,
I offer up Todd Boss's "A Waltz for the Lovelorn" for Poetry Friday.
|The Selfie, 50's-style.|
A Waltz for the Lovelorn
Like foot-worn wooden floors
that ache in common places,
the hearts of the lovelorn groan
as, through their paces, again
and again their roomers pass.
Isn't there a music --- strings ---
in the way an old floor sings?
And oh, but to leave our porches
and step into the grass! to bear
on our shoulders no more
than moonlight, and to settle,
suspended awhile!---to smile
at the weightlessness of things---
as children do,
Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Cathy Mere at Merely Day By Day. Head over there to see what other people have posted.