A Many Splendored Thing

Cows graze in fields high upon a hill
amidst the rugged splendor
eating grasses which sway with grace
in mid-day breeze.

In remote Asian marble halls
a family deny their blessings to
a relationship of mixed race

Undeterred and, promising to return
her love leaves to
report on the war in Korea
where warriors on both sides
fight fierce battles
and surrounded by smoke and the whine
of bombs and bullets, he writes
then, pauses to watch a butterfly
land on his typewriter

and, she waits

Suffering in silence
living for their constant
exchange of letters
until a friend breaks the news
he has been killed

In denial

She climbs the hill where
they’d picnicked and pledged
their everlasting love
Shaken, falls her to knees
and the butterfly
lands on a tree.

~*~

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Ever the romantic, this is where the wordle words led me this week. It’s based on the movie   ‘Love is a many splendoured thing’  Staring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. A weepie, and hearing the famous song based on this movie always brings tears to my eyes.

Love is a many splendored thing
It’s the April rose
That only grows in the early spring
Love is nature’s way of giving
A reason to be living
The golden crown that makes a man a king

Once on a high and windy hill
In the morning mist
Two lovers kissed
And the world stood still
Then your fingers touched
My silent heart and taught it how to sing
Yes, true love’s
A many splendored thing

Once on a high and windy hill
In the morning mist
Two lovers kissed
And the world stood still
Then your fingers touched
My silent heart and taught it how to sing
Yes, true love’s
A many splendored thing

~~~~

Who could not be moved by the passion in that 🙂

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