Romeo and Juliette – revisited

Young lovers, vow eternal devotion
Yet your vital emotion is thwarted
By sensible forward-looking parents,
In love with successful financial worth.

Off with you dear Juliette – away!
Your Romeo will stay behind they say
Time erodes your fond memories and then,
Into your life soon came, new faces, others.

Through the passing years you change direction,
Your memory has faded and too Romeo …
You wed another … forget your young love,
The passion that was yours is forgotten .

Your choice for the secure and safe bores you…
Life so mundane, you don’t really exist …
Until you walked into that park and saw
Your Romeo of so many years hence.

You are now on your own, no husband,
To walk here by your side…the marriage failed,
He too walks freely, he’s got no attachments
The magic of your youth becomes a flame.

Passion flares though your youth has long since gone
Romeo and Juliette find your love
No knife or poison will destroy your lives
No parents wisdom separate your hearts.
The rightness eclipsed every mistake made along the way.

Speakeasy Prompt # 158


Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga

This is the fantastic haiga written by JRB of Five-Seven-Five in response on ”Beautiful Dreams”


the sweetest of dreams
flowing like silk on her skin
sharp intake of breath

© John Belchamber 2013

my response:

her soft flowing emotions
our passionate evening song

Fun renga!  Hope you’ve enjoyed!

Tuscan Strambotto: Your Ardor

Tuscan Strambotto

Your Ardor

Your loving flames of ardor,
Burn throughout the night.
Making love we thus border,
Upon high pinnacles of delight.
I think of your sweet candor
Before I blow out the light…

Yet, I ask will love still be true
When passion is no longer new?

For information on the Tuscan Strambotto, click here.
For those who understand Italian look here too.