The Bride

willow frost

Ever the bridesmaid,


third wheel –

until tonight.


Sought out.


relentlessly romanced.

Delighted over,

enraptured by,

the Β Lover of your Soul

paints you beautiful,

veils you in Murano lace,

drapes your shoulders with diamonds,

parades you before your peers,

dressed head to toe in



34 comments on “The Bride

  1. I really, really, really like this one. Amazing picture, too. Did I mention that I like this one? πŸ˜‰

  2. ericmvogt says:

    You have such a beautiful perception of nature, Melody. I could just sit and ponder this poem for hours. You are a very passionate writer. Glad I ran into your blog! πŸ™‚ Eric PS- I was just in Venezia and Murano in September. But I fell in love with colorful Burano. I wish I could rent a flat there and write for a few years… πŸ™‚

    • melodylowes says:

      I was in Venezia last November – and never did get to any of those islands. Burano is on my wish list for next time around, Lord willing there is a next time. Can you imagine the wealth of inspiration there?

      • ericmvogt says:

        Oh, I wrote all sort of poetry about Venezia when I visited that are in my archives. I would love to play Ernest Hemingway in Italy for awhile. Who knows we poets could write there? Two or three books, I think! πŸ™‚

      • melodylowes says:

        πŸ™‚ Unfortunately I didn’t know I was a poet yet when I was there, so I never wrote a thing! 😦

  3. All your images and poems are wonderful but this is exceptional πŸ™‚

  4. RoSy says:

    Lovely write & ooooh what a view!

    • melodylowes says:

      It was spectacular – I snapped as fast and furiously as I could! I haven’t had any time to edit and write yet – and you’ll notice I haven’t been visiting my ‘regular’ bloggers lately – sorry, crazy week – but I hope to drop by soon!

  5. optimisticgladness says:

    Love this one. The pic is great too.

  6. Beautiful photo, beautiful verse.

  7. Gallivanta says:

    Yes, I agree with all the others. This is really beautiful. Even your words are shaped like a dainty being.

  8. duma says:

    Gorgeous truly

  9. Debbie says:

    Wow Melody, this was so beautiful and encouraging! Loved it! Thank you!

  10. Caddo Veil says:

    WOW, exquisitely wonderful–where’s the cake?

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