My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

September 27, 2010 “Ancient Voices”

For Poetry Potluck

“Ancient Voices”

the soft snow

falls without sound

as footprints are etched

upon ancient ground

where lovers once met

their vows here to make

and swear that love

never to forsake


to myriad voices

of ages gone by

telling secrets of old

to those who come nigh

sweet whispers of love

soft moans of tragedy

fleeting moments of joy

of lovers in effigy

buried together

beneath scarlet snow

in eternal embrace

and death’s pale glow

©AvdL and tlh 2010

Listen to this here:

(Image courtesy of artist)

Thanks, Red

Amanda van der Linde  (Buttercup 600) and I have entered into a duel poetry challenge and this is the resulting poem.

It has been a privilege working with such creative talent. Thanks, Red ♥

We have written this for Monday Potluck at Jingle Poetry.

Please do visit these sites to read the other amazing creative offerings.


28 responses

  1. Cowboy, I am so proud of the outcome of this dual challenge and look forward to a next time!! It’s been wonderful working with you ~ Red x

    September 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    • I feel the same, Red. I look forward to the future and our next outing. 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 2:00 am

  2. Duel poems are so much fun to do…really enjoyed the results of this duel…well done you two.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:17 am

    • Thanks, Charles…we both enjoyed the collaborative effort very much.

      September 27, 2010 at 1:58 am

  3. Amazing! I don’t mind reading for the second time and third and fourth time! XDXD~ From beginning till the end, it is wonderfully written =P

    September 27, 2010 at 4:59 am

    • Thanks much…I’m happy that you read it even once…Thrilled that you read it over again 🙂 Thank you for the kind comment as well 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

  4. ‘myriad voices’…

    like this, Tracy



    September 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    • Thanks, Luke…I’m very glad for your visit and kind words. Cheers!

      September 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

  5. neat poem..

    September 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    • Very glad you like it 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

  6. beautiful tracy – that reminds me of all those movies and tragic historical books i’ve read..and i always long for the happy end…which i know will not come…

    September 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    • Thanks, Claudia…Amanda had the idea and the main part of the poem, and I did the finish work…and what fun it was 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  7. that’s very divine piece.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda and you are a perfect pair for doing romantic and classical poetry challenge…

    September 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    • Thank you, Jingle. Amanda is a very close friend, and a very good poet for me to work with. We plan to do more together. 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm

  8. Happy Monday Poetry Potluck!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

  9. Just read this on Amanda’s blog. I am chuckling about the vast difference in your images… You two work well together!

    my potluck offering is here:

    September 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    • Thank you very much for reading, and for the kind comments. I’m a decent poet, but Amanda is an excellently talented blogger…I cannot hold a candle to her sense of style. I’m very glad to have had the chance to collaborate with her on the poem…she did all the rest. 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm

  10. Aww..this was lovely, Tracy.. a beautiful executed piece by you and Amanda! Made me think of all those that spent their lives waiting for their love to return… and just kept waiting 😦
    Well written indeed! Bravo!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    • Thanks, K 🙂 Amanda had the idea well in hand, and I just did the fine tuning. I enjoyed it very much, and we created a fine piece of poetry together…fun fun fun 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm

  11. SY

    This is a great piece good luck on the contest!!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    • Thank you…My friend, Amanda and I are very glad you like the piece 🙂

      September 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm

  12. signed .............bkm

    Love it Tracy….you hit a home run with this one…the scarlet snow..lovers buried together…very nice..bkm

    September 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    • Thank you very much…I truly appreciate your comments. Amanda and I worked together to create this piece; we both thank you 🙂

      September 28, 2010 at 2:24 am

  13. Tracy…check out the comment I left on Amanda’s blog…

    much love,

    a kentucky woman

    September 28, 2010 at 9:56 am

  14. Lovely. Comment at Amanda’s. 🙂

    Poem on, Tracy ….

    Happy Rally. Happy Potluck.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:13 am

    • I saw that…:) Thanks, Jamie.

      October 1, 2010 at 2:48 am

  15. Nice one and liked the way it got developed with the challenge… I did listen to the undercurrent …

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Connect with me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay

    September 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

  16. Tracy, thanks for linking this into potluck. I’ve enjoyed reading it again. Lovely! : -)

    October 5, 2010 at 1:19 am

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