Misplaced passion





Why do they start
these misplaced passions


whose possession goes unexorcised
by scratching pen
at paper’s flesh?


When all I know of her is
image’s false clarity.

Transparently opaque.


Already I’d admired
that graceful liveliness:

Swift glances, so alert
(like deer for predator).


Though mind resists, I found

my heart
remains an idiot.


This should not happen.
Yet still has…


Soon adoration seeps
some quiet sigh.

While feeling strips a tongue
of wit.

Which makes me more
ridiculous, in
beauty’s amused gaze.



Declaring love
would risk contempt.

Will ardour
fade with time?

held inside, just
die: deprived of air?



True, she’s free to scorn
since having nature’s power.



anyway, the
secret’s out.

It’s been let loose.




on this
new day’s page.



Left open.




those eyes.












Hi everyone!


Hope you are well?


What started as prose, morphed toward poetry, again, during editing.

The above piece ended 18 barren years (1985-2003), from being hit by long-term illness.
It found me still incurably romantic. Minus any chance of finding love.


(Update: My vertigo and balance problems have been worse, this week, provoking anxiety. Because when it goes out of control things get quite scary.

Also, this site had only 1 view in 6 days, which feels a bit like blogging oblivion.)


Any art on the blog is mine.

Comments are always VERY welcome! πŸ™‚


Thank you for reading.



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14 thoughts on “Misplaced passion”

  1. you can hear the romantic undertones of this poem……..suble yet powerful.
    I am so very sorry that this week has been worse, I will send another prayer up that the dizzy spells will subside for good. Amen.

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      1. πŸ™‚ i just happened to post this afternoon too, so that is why i have been on the computer. i am limiting how long i stay on as it causes worse headaches for me. this week was ok…….next week i hope is better, but you never know.
        i think your drawing is very well done πŸ™‚ so thankful you are pushing yourself to post every week!

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        1. Thanks Wendi!

          I usually turn off my computer about an hour after posting, being tired( it’s fairly late, here).
          Hence, don’t normally see any feedback until Monday morning.

          Of course, you will be FAR busier than me, after posting, in any case,
          as you are so popular! πŸ˜€

          Sorry to hear about your headaches, Wendi.

          (I used to get them 24/7, going on for days, but that’s one symptom which has improved, at present.)

          Best wishes for your week!

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          1. Too modest, Wendi!

            For example: Your post of Aug 17th got 100 Comments!! 🀩

            Mine on that week got…. None.
            The previous week’s post had got… Zero.
            (I’m seeing a pattern, here… LOL!)

            Without your valued kindness, I’d be just talking to myself, almost every week.

            Bless you! πŸ™‚

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          1. It can be, you and me both, right now it’s just sitting out there and hasn’t really moved in the last 24hrs that waiting for it to do something is what really gets to you.

            BY FOR NOW

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