Apropos: There was a French film with this title, "L'├ęternel retour,' in the 40s during the war, with Jean Marais and Yvonne de Bray, by Jean Delannoy.

The eternal return

You graced me with your love
without my being worth it,
as I never as a lover was much qualified
but dabbled mostly in most miserable failures,
teaching me to never try again.
And yet you were there, and most palpably,
and always kept returning.
as if I was something to return to
and to keep reminding of the effects of true love;
and this can never be denied,
that love can never be ignored or set aside,
buried alive or in any way neglected,
since even overrun and killed and raped
it must return to glory,
bursting like a flower through the asphalt
and forever keep reminding anyone
that there was never any love that did not last forever.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-11-15 at 13:29

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Kathy Lockhart
What a beautiful, powerful image you created, Christian. I never saw the film you referred to in your topic statement but your poem was vividly alive. I so enjoyed this.