Tuesday, January 15, 2013

OUR LOVE KNEW NO FANFARE

OUR LOVE KNEW NO FANFARE
© Farouk Asvat

Our love knew no fanfare
Nor the exciting rhythms of romance
It came quiet
Like the dawn, gentle

Because you knew pain
You could know pain
Love like the day
On its unburdened course;

So when night descends
Your flames are soft and lingering:

     Today you will love me
     Wash away the acid in my chest
     Caress my heart to a steady rhythm
     Put my poetry to song

     Tomorrow you will not care
     If I writhe in gutters
     Lisping drunken philosophies
     Or write love-tinted poetry
     On rainy afternoons

     So I seek your lips
     Find the woman inside
     The marble-black virgin eyes,
     Knowing you will leave
     Another hint of sorrow in my laughter.


© farouk asvat

composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Our Love Knew No Fanfare was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p60 & p61, 1982);
          (initially as part of: songs of love songs of pain):
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p60, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (15.01.2013);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p60, 2014).

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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.

Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com


[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com



books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

[] also link up on:





amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
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