Love’s Ballad

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Love’s Ballad

Roses he gave her, she took them in her hand
The petals silk warm, still harboring his touch
She knew not where to look, his face was a beacon
A desire of yearning, too bright to stare upon,
So she stared at the roses, their rosy tinge her own.

The years they raced by full of home, hearth, and heaven
Their love knew no bounds and their eyes saw no other
Until the day came when a lone grave boasted roses
One standing alone to see light like a beacon, eclipsed,
And roses ice crusted by death’s wintry dew.

Day 23 – Sentimental Film Fave

In response to SandmanJazz’s 30 Day Film Challenge today, to wit, “a film that means a lot to you personally,” my choice is The Sound of Music, the chief reasons being, it’s the first movie I remember seeing as a child and the musical twice features my Dad’s favorite English song, “Edelweiss,” and I always think of him when I hear it.

It made such an impression on me personally that when I think of the whole theater experience, the vibrant voices and colors, the music, the excitement, and the sensation of life magnified and spread all around me on the big screen, it’s this one that comes first to mind.

After all these years, the movie still holds its own!

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