Paul Cornoyer, “Early Spring in Central Park,” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
You asked me to dance in the early spring,
on the dark terrace, we kissed in the mist,
I swayed, you held me, and then said goodbye.
Time passed, bombs rained, farewell and goodbye.
We sat side by side (again it was spring),
there on the park bench, we kissed in the mist.
My vision clouded, I saw through a mist,
one kiss, you held me, a final goodbye–
sigh, love and glory, our story in spring.
In spring mist we loved and said goodbye.
This is in response to Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge. This week we were to write a Tritina. She explains the form in her post, but it involves repeating three words, as you might have guessed.
My poem comes with a soundtrack. “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, of course, from which I lifted a few words. But also, Rodgers and Hart’s wonderful, “Where or When, “
Here is Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Trio, recorded in December 1941, just after Pearl Harbor.
The painting is from circa 1910, but in my mind they were WWII era lovers.