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Love Denied

 
  change of season waits around the corner
A summering is sealed within a book
A thundercloud has rolled across the landscape
And whispered of the need to turn and look

No longer may one lie in fields of clover
Nor traipse across the meadows to the stream
The days of skipping rock to rock in pleasure
Are buried in the silence of a dream

To cross a line to enter into Other
Undaunted by the warnings posted yon
Can only lead to fruitless rivulation
Does fruitfulness lie closer to the pond?

The urge to wander free in search of feeling
The passion that begets a perfect smile
Must acquiese to certain isolation
And fold its wings to watch and wait awhile

If any man can feel the pull of wonder
And hesitate to seize the reins and ride
He surely has been taught to quell his nature
The subjugation blooms as Love Denied



Love Denied is also a pastel painting, in which a steel gate blocks access to the distant field and wood.
 
© Chris Maier 2003