Portraits Poetry Series #42: The Uncertain Proposal

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.

 

Portraits Series

 
He knelt before her
And betrothed his love
For every moment spent
Without her presence
Filled the ache
Within his heart
And he knew
She was the one.
Sword by his side
He takes her hands
And pledges his love
The moon and the stars
Shall vouch for him
For the tears he wept
Without her heart
Were witnessed
And he knew
She was the one.
He knew nothing of love
For passion had yet
Filled his lips
And the moment lingers thus
Within his mind
Her parted lips wait
And he can think of nothing,
But this
And he knew
She was the one.
She leans in closer
His hand held in hers
And pledges her love
The animals and birds
Shall vouch for her
For although he never
Heard a word
They have witnessed
Her songs of love
And she knew
He was the one.
If truth be told,
She quavered still
Uncertain thoughts
For love so true
She felt herself unworthy
Yet his words speak
His sigh makes her tremble
A glance of his thoughtful eye
She felt alive in his embrace
And she knew
He was the one.
On bended knee he begs
Amid smiles and tears
They embrace
And hope it will last
A lifetime
For they knew
They were made
For each other.

© Sumyanna 2016

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh so beautiful Sum,i loved reading this,love and hugs

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  2. Oh so beautiful,i loved this Sum 🙂 love and hugs

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  3. This one is lovely and optimistic. Great job!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you! So glad you like it. It was an amazing painting.

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  4. plainmama says:

    So beautiful. I love the shift from him to her. It was really great read.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you liked it – it was a fabulous image to work with 🙂

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