How Often the Glen Echoes

How often the glen echoes
Depends on the single voice pure
Calling her love through the snow
Testing how love endures

Words between them short and terse
He said things he ought not said
What things she said were much worse
All over the unmade bed

No children heard two years now
Not for not trying, passion flared
Sweat intermingled on their brows
Blaming self, unanswered prayer

How often the glen echoes
Depends on the heart’s love pure
Finds her love one in the snow
Too much too long to endure

© 2011 Michael Yost


25 responses to “How Often the Glen Echoes

  1. Broke my heart. Same message I wrote this morning, really.
    It is here:


  2. I think your poem is a ballad, a good one… Sorrowful and evocative, still very beautiful.


  3. A familiar sadness and a bittersweet read. Well done.


  4. one’s attitude and take matter,

    well penned theme…


  5. So much sorrow and light at the same time is felt here..A breathtaking poem to re-read and enjoy.Thank you for sharing.


  6. 😦 This struck a most personal chord with me. It was very well-written.


  7. The sorrow of broken hearts can express itself by attacking one another–that makes it even sadder. Beautifully done.


  8. So sad. Too often – much too often – true. Poem on, Michael, and I hope that you do find healing in it as well as artisitic grace. Thanks for sharing your gift here. Blessings …


  9. A sad poem – beautifully written. “Blaming self, unanswered prayer” – so sad a state to be in.


  10. Brings out sadness, intended I am guessing. Happy Potluck again.


  11. It touched some raw chords and echoed with pain and regrets, put me into the mood for writing some blues. loved the poem. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Oh so sad…, nice words flow.


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