Do you know “Littleoldladywho.net”? If not, you are in for a sweet treat. Cynthia, author of this blog, is an amazing author of poetry – I simply love the breadth and range of her work, and the emotional cords that she reaches in every piece she writes. Only recently she began to record her poems so we could enjoy the theatrical drama that her voice delivers as she cleverly dances over the words.
So do open the blog and get ready to thoroughly enjoy Miss Cynthia’s writing treasures and do be sure to scroll to the end of her poem for there is her recording that will have you wanting more.
Upon a sea of doubt in love I drift
Knowing I do not know the way to go
When torrents take my craft so swift
Toward you—I am a boat I cannot row.
So many moons surround you, that my own
Pale beam adds little to your light.
Were I to make my tender feelings known
I fear you would be–oh so graciously–polite.
Stark reality could break my heart
Sooner than love lived only in a dream,
So I will keep my distance, and my life apart
From you, in silent ardor and esteem.
Love knows not how it grows or why,
Nor, in my utter helplessness, do I.