New Original Poetry: “Beneath Rose-Covered Archways”

July 20, 2018 — Leave a comment

“Clouds could hide the sun eternally;

The sea could dry in an instant…”

–Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

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Beneath rose-covered archways,

I passed in carriage swift.

It led me to your home place,

To which my eyes did shift.

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A mansion decked with casements,

One hundred I did see,

Until I found your placement,

And you looked back at me.

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At table with your brother,

On you my thoughts were set,

At high tea with your mother,

Our gazes once more met.

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As horses trod at nightfall,

My eyelids, too, did seal.

Though my name I heard you call,

To me it seemed unreal.

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But now I’ve gone and married.

How far we are from then!

With me your voice I’ve carried,

And will I ‘til the end.

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David J.W. Inczauskis, S.J.

July 19, 2018

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