In the lovely light
of a candle twice burning,

we read each other poetry
and write new verses
with our fingers and lips
upon bare vellum.

Your red hair mirrors the dawn,
as you pin it up before leaving.
After a night of inspiration,
will you forget me presently?
Will I retreat into solitude?

You broke my heart, my dear,
when yours began beating,
too soon by a hundred years.

for Vincent

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Collaborating

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    This is exquisite!

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  2. JeanMarie says:

    excellent ❤

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