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Her Fingerprints upon His Heart

February 14, 2012



(click – hear the voice behind the words)

One of a series of poems written with the language of love, commitment, loss, hope and endearment.  RB

Not so hard a man
he found his touch against her cheek
enough of a message of tenderness
to warm him. 

They would walk
along the tow path of the canal
by the placid Delaware River
near Stockton NJ. 

They talked of life
of why, and here, and now,
and understanding. 

In a walk once through Tinicum Park,
on the Pennsylvania side, while holding hands
they stopped and turned towards one another
and as the near silent breeze
rustled the leaves of fall, they kissed -
an imprint of emotion.
There was within both, this urge of passion
but somehow it was tenderness
that drew them together. 

They enjoyed the shad fest at Lambertville
feed each other by hand
little portions of warm sustenance
and then again, the Chamber concert
at the Lutheran Church in Erwinna. 

One day – as fall turned to winter – she was gone… 

She left alone,
her fingerprints upon his heart.

Ray Brown

5 Comments leave one →
  1. edie permalink
    February 11, 2010 5:00 pm

    love ‘fingerprints’ and ‘still small voice’

  2. Ray Brown permalink*
    February 11, 2010 11:17 pm

    Thanks Edie,
    With everything else you have on your plate, I sm very appreciative of you taking time to continue to read my work.

  3. February 8, 2011 11:35 am

    Always good to read and hear your poems Ray. This one is especially nice as it weaves it’s subtle mood changes with the images, colours, tastes and sounds of their shared sensory experiences – one can almost feel the same emotions.
    – Brian

  4. Ray Brown permalink*
    February 13, 2011 9:33 pm

    Thank you. Thank you also for posting a link to my site on you blog. I am appreciative. I am adding your page to my links page.


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