MAUD & MARIAN


MAUD & MARIAN

birds and bees

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It was a thunderclap that woke them

woven as they were golden

They had slept that way for hours

carried home honey from the bees

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They first met in ’54 when what they did

was way below the law

Marian always the clever one

& Maud who wore the shawl

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They both drank bourbon from

a tall tin cup; an amphora

A crystal chalice or a beaker

but when they held hands it was cleaner

§

Not many people had said

they were made for each other

then Marianne bought pansies

Maud wept & then became her lover

§

Souls twine like rope, useful and strong

The head of a horse stands up

as proud as the day is long

these two wore vivid silk sarongs

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And hiding in the fisher hut

her Polish father’s sweet garret

they spoke for hours of love and pain

till Maud guessed the amber stain

§

Their ’78 became a by-word flame

the cultured opulence of their modern day

glitter gave way to the raw colours of earth

so they made a kind of docu-fillum’

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This day, today – people stop & listen

when their love was its strongest

opinion divided by hatreds engine driven

love’s purple flower was too well hidden

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People’s views change, glow & glisten

In the dockyard, schoolyard or the mission

Mauds temper finally broke the bowl & strew

diamonds, soft lilies & golden fishes

§

So lovely, the hands of Marian

Who could’ve sat in forest wolds, in felt hat

Strumming words, loving birds, telling Maud

No other matter matters, but Love.

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a ballad written over many months byedenbraycompleted24.09.2017

 

 

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About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and thats all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I stopped writing, was it 9/11? .. . Eden Bray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions. The effluence of my short life .. . I'm a Writer and Artist - since 1966, now a Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . please join the shebang but more importantly please leave me a marker with a comment for my ego and my encouragement :- thanks, edenbray
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