Neil Higgins

Delilah And Flavious

A classical resume was the order of the day.
Playing with the lute's and flute's beneath the olive groves.
Hiding within the trees to compose,
a love sonnet to remanise about lost love found.
Kissing by the violet's and dandelion leaves as they lay back to let the sky meander via the sun's course on such a plutonic day.
Whispers of romance had long since dismayed the elders gossip as they drank the grape vine juice and strolled not to far from the senate debating chamber.
Aloof and with money purse to silence the chatter of any neighbor.
For she was blond and blue eyed and as slim as wispy wind with a completion of Roman fine.
He was from the South and looked dark skinned and tanned but strong with curly hair and gray eyes with a scar upon his right cheek from a fight over lemons and wine.
Yet neath the pure soil and trees so waving matter of fact within the increasing strength of the wind .
They both indeed seemed as though the clocks had stopped and they had all the time.
As a slit between the wrists meant that lovers had taken to arm clench devine.
A blood soaked Toga and simple cloth meant that angels gawp would entangle this perfumed scene and Venus above would saunter along and ever more claim them mine.

Comments9

  • Teddy.15

    With an Italian atmospheric tone here dear Neil, ah love! where would we be without it, it comes in many forms with many joys many pains many secrets and many broken hearts with those who meet the one when they are 12.and spend a happy life together. Love love love this subject, secret Or unforbidden love for what ever reason is intriguing to say the least and is why we have the magnificent poetic story of Romeo and Juliet which I truly love. Wow happy Monday great poet. X

  • Neil Higgins

    Thank you Missy.
    Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's play,a classic.Yet I'm sure lots of other "illegal" love triangles went on within the Empire.
    A mistress and her slave,or even a Freeman,was obviously not allowed.
    As you say,Italy ,the land of love,olive groves,and straggling in a field writing poems about love.

    • Teddy.15

      Love it all. X

    • Marie

      I always associate Flavius with Julius Caesar and Delilah with Samson, Neil. So today, I am confused to see Delilah and Flavius together! Lovely Romeo and Juliet flavour to your finely penned poem today, Neil. Forbidden love has long been a pain for those who find themselves locked in it. Wrapped in a blanket of Italian countryside, the local gossip of the day, the buying of silence through giving money to those in the know, so much incorporated into this outstanding write! Superb inking! Will be back to read again later, I like this poem very much, Neil. Lovely work! Thank you for sharing... Wishing you a very nice day and a wonderful, blessed and happy new week too...

    • Neil Higgins

      You are so right Marie.I plucked the names out of the air as I thought they sounded "classical" without doing proper research first.Never mind.Better than Bruce or Sheila I supppose.
      Thank you for your kind comments.

      • Marie

        Smiles, most welcome, Neil. I only remember Flavius from learning Caesar in Latin at second level from first to fifth year. Samson and Delilah are legendary too, in their own way. Love your delightful sense of humour! Thank you for sharing again, Neil...

        • Doggerel Dave

          Wot's wrong with Bruce or Sheila, Nigel?

        • L. B. Mek

          'A blood soaked Toga and simple cloth meant that angels gawp would entangle this perfumed scene'..
          wonderfully written,
          as-ever, dear Poet

          • Neil Higgins

            Thank you LB.I don't normally "do" much classical inspired work,as if you get it wrong.you tend to look foolish.But what's in a name Eh ?
            Best name ever for a character was "Slartebartfarce" from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.But Douglas Adams penned that one 😎

            • L. B. Mek

              '...Yellow!'
              yeah, and he penned a classic!
              I don't know, I think
              you're capable of writing anything
              just give it a go
              some things work for us, most don't
              but its always fun trying different styles
              helps to keep us on our toes, lol

            • dusk arising

              Well soak my toga with a surprise... you caught me off guard there. How foolish lovers be, contagion everywhere and no mention of masks.

              • Neil Higgins

                "Though art inspired to go to Caesar and demand a mask.Or ten days for you my classical love pair"
                Thanks for commenting DA.
                Arriving soon.Jonas and his performing seal 😳

              • aDarkerMind

                what a talent!

                • Neil Higgins

                  Where Melvin? Point me in the right direction please my friend 🤔

                • Doggerel Dave

                  They'll be studying that in schools, soon.
                  Way above my level of competence, Neil.

                • hotidris

                  Nice poem about the lovers, Delilah and Flavious.



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