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Poetry Friday: On a Play Twice Seen

February 9th, 2007 (10:14 am)
artistic

Current Mood: artistic
Current Song: Red Dress by Jonatha Brooke

Here in the figured dark I watch once more;
There with the curtain rolls a year away,
A year of years -- There was an idle day
Of ours, when happy endings didn't bore
Our unfermented souls, and rocks held ore:
Your little face beside me, wide-eyed, gay,
Smiled its own repertoire, while the poor play
Reached me as a faint ripple reaches shore.

Yawning and wondering an evening through
I watch alone -- and chatterings of course
Spoil the one scene which somehow did have charms;
You wept a bit, and I grew sad for you
Right there, where Mr. X defends divorce
And What's-Her-Name falls fainting in his arms.

-- On a Play Twice Seen by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Comments

Posted by: allaboutm_e (allaboutm_e)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
River Reads

Nice -- I'd missed this one in the past. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)

Ditto.

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
dark-glasses

Thanks for posting this, I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)

Read more here:
http://www.poetry-archive.com/f/fitzgerald_f_scott.html

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
fashion

Thanks. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 10th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)

You are welcome!

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