ANCIENT VOICES (Monday Potluck)



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

 ©TLH and AvdL 2010

Tracy Lee Harris –  Tracysays  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 Tracy ♥

We have written this for Monday Potluck at Jingle Poetry.

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87 Responses to “ANCIENT VOICES (Monday Potluck)”

  1. Gee I like this so very much… quite spooky towards the end… but it really evokes the distant past! Lovely, both of you!

  2. Red, it was entirely my privilege to join with you in the creation of this poem, it turned out very well. Thanks for the opportunity; I truly hope we collaborate more in the future.

    Another Trifecta for you…Well done 🙂

  3. Powerful and well done. Evocative elegy for traditional cultures … at least that’s how I read it.

    Well done you guys! Nic, nice work. Thank you!:-)

  4. I love, love, love this! Beautifully written. Thank you for such a brilliant read!

  5. Excellent results from your duel….well done.

  6. wonderful combo…great words.You’re both talented writers!Yvette xx

  7. A beautiful duet, perfect compliment in style and verse.


  8. it feels like listening to an old folk story reading this.
    Fantastic poem

  9. WOW! Just WOW! XD~ Love both your word and it is intriguing….and the image is really inviting :3~~~~ wosssh can I have the horse =P haha~ Great job from the both of you<3

  10. claudiadesouza4u Says:

    Just simply……..Awesome.

  11. lisaboyle4u Says:

    Wow!! well done. Even the pic is awesome.

  12. Awesome poem. I love the title too. 🙂

  13. Beautiful piece, Amanda and Tracy. The verse is mystical and speaks of centuries past in such a profound way. I like the use of snow. The flashing horse is very effective. Thank you for sharing.

  14. A beautiful poem. It flowed very nicely and the imagery was fantastic. Great job!

  15. Wow. Great collaboration… and that moving image is just … yeah, wow. You rock, both of you.

    Warmest Salad


  16. ever so dramatic- i love the image of that horse!

  17. Love, both triumphant and tragic.

  18. nce poem gud keep it up

  19. You did NOT just say SNOW! (LOL!)

    Nice dish for the potluck, Buttercup. 🙂

  20. how beautiful this is, and wow, the image! an excellent collaboration…

  21. Beautiful poem and a beautiful picture

  22. Wow Amanda, this is breathtaking! One of your best so far I must say! Love is what drives life, and at the end death is always waiting. Yet you make even death sound beautiful. Great poem!

  23. dynamic, and beautiful!
    love your talent ….

    way to go!

  24. very cool! love the imagery– you two work well together! and how ever do you do that image?

    my potluck offering is here:

  25. Can’t write – can’t read – Libby’s gone. My sweet constant friend died today. No more pain or aching bones for her – just a huge lump of sadness here with me – held by the comfort that she’s free

  26. Gee.. many a soul have given up their lives, waiting…
    And that feeling has been brought out beautifully here, Amanda…
    You and Tracy have done a lovely piece together!! hehhe… kinda reminded me of our piece on the potluck page 🙂
    Me loviez the dual poetry idea!!
    Great going, you both!!!

    • Me loviez the dual too, was so much fun with you too…and I did exactly the same with Tracy…I wrote my lines and he filled it in until we were happy!! Would love to do it again with you Kavz…together we ROCK!!! Me loviezzz you xxxx

  27. this is pretty epic amanda…i like th break line of ‘listen’ give it weight…cool that this came out of a collaboration as well…tight write..

  28. Wonderful collaboration. The image is spectacular.

    • Thanks my friend, always appreciate you here, from after Wednesday I will have more time to visit…sorry for my absence…been working on a deadline project. Sending you loads of love xx

  29. thoughtsnotlost Says:

    Such crisp, sharp images. I like the use of the word “listen”…it just stopped me in my tracks as I was reading. Then I read even closer. Great job!

  30. Beautiful this tales flows so nicely I just loved it!

  31. This is my first visit and what a treat it is. Thank you for the sensory stimuli and the introspection. It’s a lovely combination.

  32. Got to love these poet challenges…always produce good stuff, and this one is definitely an example! Strong imagery, with a good flow. Well written!

  33. I loove this, Amanda! Great imageries, concise diction, and the music fits perfectly.
    Great job, dear 🙂 Mwaah xox

  34. That image definitely sets the mood for your words…vivid piece.

  35. Working with Tracy! You are so lucky! he is the best, and so are you! Such love and truth exude from you…and I’ve only connected with you through a key board!

    Thisis beautiful…I went to that place and feel my heart now that I am back (does that make sense?)

    The horse! wow!

    loving you from kentucky,

    • Annie, I so agree with you, it is the best working with Tracy…I feel exactly the same about your work, I am so happy to have met you in this virtual world….thank so much for being here…and I send you loads of love from Australia girlfriend xxxxx

  36. Beautiful poem!



  37. sorrow was painted with perfection. beautiful.

  38. very haunting, this… beautiful. and the image is entrancing as well 🙂

  39. I was moved to tears. Enough said.


  40. Naomi Estment Says:

    Captivating, phenomenal imagery!!

  41. betweenhearts75 Says:

    Love this hauntingly beautiful writing!!!! Such wonderful work dear friend, as always! 🙂

  42. Just as good the second time around. Test of a poem: do you like reading it over.

    Yes! 🙂

    Thanks for linking it to potluck. Hugs!xx

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