A Coat Made of Love



White lies on branches like dry fire wood,
stiff wind causes puffs that ripple to the ground.
 white flies are lost in earth’s pallid spread.

The colors of birds went missing,
black ones go tree-hopping.
White reveals secret rendezvous,
my footsteps under her window.

Hearts alike
arouse fervor on frigid nights,
rekindling flames gone cold.
True love escapes carnal wits,
for truth is never untold.

Desire makes gestures
to the one who seized her flesh;
for him it’s care elsewhere.

The harsh wind tells a tale of a forlorn heart,
but reminiscence makes more sense.
That’s when I search for true love lost,
and found it there, with no pretense.

White coats camellia bush,
and my heart carries her.
This one time I will never wish
to be the way we were.

When white falls from vanished skies,
and the wind arrive with woe,
 this love-sick heart will never listen
 to a wind that whispers lies.
 Her love is served to go.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX AAXB XXCXC XXX XDXD XEXE FBXFB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 898
Words 162
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4, 5

Earle Francis Brown

I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was told that I can write, so I wrote and continues to write. I am currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I enjoy reading "real" poetry. My favorite books are the Pslams, Proverbs and Songs of Solomon.Poetry is not just vocabulary, and use of metaphors and formats. Don't be tricked. Poetry should speak life. I love a poem that tells a story. The most memorable poems are the ones that tell someone's story. I don't care about ratings; the truth is always hated. People are people where-ever we go. more…

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