Poe's HeartacheAh, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,Poe's Heartache1 hour ago in Free Verse More Like This
not a cloud obscured the sky.
Our talk had been serious and sober,
on the human heart a stone,
some human memories and tearful lore
is all that we see or seem.
So lovely was the loneliness,
which would cling to thee forever.
In terror, she spoke,
"No more - no more - no more."
There was no need to speak the rest,
a token of a lie thy soul hath spoken.
In joy and woe - in good and ill."
"While I weep - while I weep!"
And I cried.
this wreck - this ruin,
by yours, the slanderous tongue.
Sadly I know,
that you shudder to look at me,
of mine own thought - what more could I have seen?
I was a child.
"This is nothing but dreaming."
This I whispered,
beguiling all my sad soul into smiling.
She tenderly kissed me,
and though my heart be broken,
not all our power is gone.
Was it not Fate (whose name is also Sorrow)